ERIC Number: ED213822
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Thinking Is a Basic Skill: Creating Humanities Materials for the Adult New Reader.
Lawson, V. K.
Based on a project conducted by Literacy Volunteers of America (LVA), this guide contains procedures for creating humanities reading materials for adult new readers (fifth grade level or below). For successfully conducting the project, the guide presupposes that a coalition of librarians, literacy program personnel (learners, tutors, and literacy staff members), and humanists exists. After showing the need for low-reading-level humanities materials for adults, the guide provides the solution based on how the humanities writing program was conducted by LVA. It then outlines the process of creating the materials, including originating, selecting staff and subject areas, training, writing, editing, preparing a manuscript, testing and revising a manuscript, and publishing the final products. An estimate of costs and suggested sources of funding is given. Following a bibliography of material about adult new readers, the guide's appendixes contain sample administrative materials, materials for conducting a writing workshop, and blank evaluation questionnaires. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adults, Creative Writing, Humanities, Humanities Instruction, Instructional Materials, Literacy Education, Literary Styles, Material Development, Poetry, Reading Instruction, Tutoring, Writing (Composition)
Literacy Volunteers of America, 404 Oak St., Syracuse, NY 13203 ($4.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Literacy Volunteers, Inc., Syracuse, NY.