ERIC Number: ED341836
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-May
Reference Count: N/A
The Starter Pack--Materials for Tutors in Adult Literacy.
Adult Literacy and Basic Skills Unit, London (England).
This pack provides material for new tutors who are beginning to be involved in literacy work with adults. The activities can be used in one-to-one or small group situations and include a range of suggestions for beginning learners and those needing to brush up on their skills. This pack contains nine sections. Section 1 provides ideas for helping beginning readers, including using a language experience approach, methods of teaching reading, activities for beginning readers, and building up reading skills. Section 2 contains activities to help "not bad" readers become more fluent, questioning, and able to deal with a wider range of materials. Section 3, on learning to learn, presents ways to help students develop an approach to working that will ensure that they get the most out of their time. Section 4 provides various tasks to help a beginning writer get started. Section 5 suggests ways for students to improve the range and quality of their writing. Topics in this section include the writing process, purpose and style, drafts, and punctuation. Section 6 provides activities to help the tutor analyze the spelling errors students make and discover strategies for remembering correct spelling. Section 7 contains activities to help students develop talking and listening skills. Section 8 suggests ways to help students identify goals and plan for the future. Section 9, the final section, provides addresses and materials that other tutors have found useful. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Reading Programs, Basic Skills, Beginning Reading, Foreign Countries, Learning Activities, Listening Skills, Literacy Education, Reading Instruction, Reading Skills, Speech Skills, Spelling Instruction, Teaching Methods, Writing Skills
Adult Literacy and Basic Skills Unit, Kingsbourne House, 229/231 High Holborn, London WC1V 7DA, England (5.00 pounds plus postage and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Adult Literacy and Basic Skills Unit, London (England).
Identifiers: Great Britain
Note: Replaces the "Adult Literacy Resource Pack" (1975).