ERIC Number: ED120462
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Sample Instructional Units of Life-Coping Skills: A Functional Content Unit.
Weiner, Roberta; Carter, Sylvia
The three sample mini-functional units are part of a system developed for tutor training and support for adult literacy programs. A key component of the system is the Tutor Support Library, consisting of Instructional Concept Guides (designed as training and reference aids for tutors) and Functional Content Units (intended to help tutors combine reading skill instruction and support in the area of life-coping skills). The purpose of the mini-functional units is to help the tutor isolate one small segment of a larger life-coping situation and to teach the student to manage that part so that he can apply the acquired skill to a more complex need. Three commonplace adult situations (filling out a job application form, writing personal checks, and using the telephone directory) have been selected and brief reading lessons for low ability students have been constructed around them. Incorporated in the units are suggestions for expanding the instruction for higher ability levels. The units oultine: the topic, prerequisite skills, related vocabulary words, concepts and skills to be taught, a sample lesson, learning activities, and resource mateirals. The units on job application and check writing also contain sample forms. (Author/MS)
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Adult Reading Programs, Alphabetizing Skills, Communication Skills, Daily Living Skills, Directories, Job Application, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Money Management, Reading Instruction, Tutorial Programs, Tutoring, Unit Plan
Dr. Robert A. Palmatier, Reading Department, 309 Aderhold Building, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602 ($2.00)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens. Regional Adult Literacy Service Unit.