ERIC Number: ED299415
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
The Westcoast Reader. A Newspaper for New Adult Readers.
Acosta, Joan, Ed.
This document consists of informative material on and a copy of a newspaper for adults who are learning to read. The newspaper is designed to help new readers develop reading skills, while providing interesting and relevant information with an adult focus. Local, national, and international news stories as well as information about health, safety, law, government services, and everyday life are simplified by the editor and presented in a four-page tabloid newspaper format. Articles are written at three levels of difficulty, providing entry points to reading for a variety of readers. The newspaper is published monthly from September to May. The informative material discusses development of the newspaper, its objectives, environment, implementation, and evaluation. Teachers' Notes that accompany the newspaper include student activities, exercises, suggested teaching strategies, and resources. The September issue included here contains, as issues often do, a four-page public information supplement on a single topic--medical emergencies. (Recent supplements have dealt with family law, health, banking, food and shopping, citizenship, and children and the law.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Capilano Coll., North Vancouver (British Columbia).