ERIC Number: ED367782
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Literacy Materials Bulletin 1-8.
Literacy Materials Bulletin, n1-8 Spr-Fall 1990
These bulletins contain reviews of a total of 86 publications recommended for use in adult literacy programs. The materials reviewed have all been determined to meet the following requirements: currently in print; adult oriented and interesting to learners; free of age, sex, and racial bias; appropriate to the reading level of beginning readers; designed to encourage meaningful discussion and critical thinking; up to date and easy to use; and successful with learners. Each review includes the following: the publication's title, author, publisher, availability, and recommended level; the name/position of the individuals who recommended and reviewed the book; and a review covering topics such as special features of the publication, its strengths and weaknesses, suggestions for using it with literacy students, its reception by adult literacy students/teachers during field tests, and cost and ordering information. Included among the publications reviewed are the following: personal stories written for adults who are beginning to read English; stories in seven popular fiction genres; a nutrition guide; a guide for literacy tutors; high-interest low-vocabulary stories about popular culture; a structured reading, writing, and reasoning skills program, a basic math series, biographies, and a guide to British Columbia's legal system. Bulletins 3-4 include reviews of the following publications: guides to banking, human rights, and safety; biographies of famous artists; a series of high-interest low-vocabulary (HILV) novels; a bibliography of HILV materials; a guide for literacy tutors working in correctional institutions; a guide to incorporating information about Canadian holidays into literacy programs; a guide to using newspapers to teach literacy; a spelling series; and interactive typing software. Bulletins 5-6 include reviews of the following publications: a vocabulary series; a collection of poetry and prose; a guide to recovering from sexual abuse; a handbook for literacy workers; guides to Canada's government, childbearing, infant care, and parenting; a collection of human interest stories; a guide to organizing integrated learning opportunities; collections of proverbs and myths and legends; and book on Canada's provinces. Bulletins 7-8 include reviews of the following publications: a guide to content area reading; guides for immigrants; a starter pack for adult literacy tutors; workbooks covering math concepts, computation, and spelling; series of novels and transcribed oral histories; a guide to developing literacy partnerships; a collection of poems; a learner's guide to assessing learning style; and a handbook for feminist literacy tutors. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Reading Programs, Annotated Bibliographies, English (Second Language), Fiction, Foreign Countries, Functional Literacy, High Interest Low Vocabulary Books, Instructional Materials, Literacy Education, Mathematics, Nonfiction, Reading Instruction, Reading Materials, Teaching Guides, Word Problems (Mathematics)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Book/Product Reviews
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Literacy Secretariat, Ottawa (Ontario).; British Columbia Ministry of Advanced Education, Training and Technology, Victoria.
Authoring Institution: N/A