ERIC Number: ED244518
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Read All about It! Tutor Adults with Daily Newspaper. Tutor Handbook.
Lawson, V. K.; And Others
This handbook guides the tutor of adult literacy students in the use of newspapers to teach either basic reading or conversational English skills. The first part of the handbook, an outline of the general teaching approach, gives facts about newspapers and suggestions for preparing lessons using newspapers to teach reading and critical thinking skills. Adult performance level skills and content area goals are outlined and used throughout. Classroom activities recommended and discussed in this section include introducing the newspaper, the front page, the news or feature story and the elements of news writing, cartoons and comic strips, classified and display ads, opinion, social and community news, weather, pictures and charts, and sports. Suggestions are included for maintaining student interest. The second part of the handbook provides 36 sample lesson plans for specific topics based on items selected from newspapers of all sizes throughout North America. A bibliography, notes on tutoring approaches and techniques, and a lesson plan worksheet are appended. (MSE)
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Advertising, Athletics, Cartoons, Class Activities, Critical Thinking, English (Second Language), Graphic Arts, Higher Education, Illustrations, Layout (Publications), Lesson Plans, Literacy Education, News Reporting, News Writing, Newspapers, Opinions, Reading Instruction, Student Motivation, Tutoring, Weather
Literacy Vounteers of America, 404 Oak St., Syracuse, NY 13203 ($3.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Gannett Foundation, Rochester, NY.
Authoring Institution: Literacy Volunteers of America, Inc., Syracuse, NY.
Note: For related document, see FL 014 367.