ERIC Number: ED257957
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Books for Adult New Readers. Second Revised Edition.
O'Brien, Roberta Luther, Comp.
This document is an annotated bibliography of recommended print materials for English-speaking adults reading at the seventh-grade level or below. (Sixty percent of the titles are at fifth-grade level or below.) More than 95 percent of the titles are paperbacks. The titles were selected for their broad appeal to the average adult new reader. Entries for materials recommended in the bibliography are arranged alphabetically by title within the following broad subject categories: (1) skills (reading and writing, mathematics); (2) knowledge (science, homemaking and consumerism; health, safety, and well-being; jobs; life in the United States; and other times, other places); (3) leisure reading (stories of today; mystery, suspense, and adventure; science fiction and stories of the supernatural; westerns, gothics, and historicals; the interesting, the unusual, and the unexplained; and biography); and (4) for the tutor (materials to aid in the teaching of reading to adults). For each entry, information is given on title, author, publisher, edition, date of publication or copyright, last numbered page of book, net price for single copy, ISBN number, series, print components of interest to libraries--such as workbooks or teacher's guides, comments, and reading level as determined by the Gunning Fog Index. Publishers' addresses and series, title, and subject indexes are provided. Appendixes to the bibliography include a core collection of books for new adult readers for a beginning library collection and a selected list of readings on adult literacy, library service to the adult new reader, and the selection of adult interest/low reading level materials. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Reading Programs, Adults, Annotated Bibliographies, Basic Skills, Beginning Reading, Citations (References), High Interest Low Vocabulary Books, High School Equivalency Programs, Literacy Education, Reading Instruction, Reading Skills, Skill Development, Tutoring
Project LEARN, 2238 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115 ($6.00).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Media Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Project LEARN, Cleveland, OH.