ERIC Number: ED324462
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Litstart. Literacy Strategies for Adult Reading Tutors.
Robson, Ed; And Others
This revised edition, based on literacy programs in Michigan, was written to reflect changing trends in reading and literacy in a book that can be used to train volunteer tutors, as well as by tutors and students together in weekly sessions. The book is organized in eight sections. The first section differentiates literacy and reading and introduces the reading process. The second section describes adult new readers and uses real examples to illustrate their characteristics, factors affecting their learning, learning styles, and special problems. In the third section, reading for meaning is explained, and reading strategies are provided. The fourth section presents a number of keys to unlocking text. Writing, from penmanship to spelling and writing strategies, is the topic of the following section. Sections 6 and 7 focus on the tutoring experience and include a step-by-step plan for developing and implementing a tutoring program for a student. Twenty-one appendixes (Section 8) contain literacy resources for tutors, such as phonics word lists, sight words, grammar, a readability scale, penmanship samples, word lists, and a list of selected publishers of materials for adults who read at a low level. Also appended is a placement guide, which contains an informal interview, reading selections, writing and spelling exercises, and letter identification to enable tutors to place students at the appropriate level. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Students, Educational Resources, Language Experience Approach, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Literacy Education, Reading Instruction, Student Characteristics, Tutoring, Tutors, Volunteer Training, Writing Instruction
Michigan Literacy, Inc., c/o Library of Michigan, 717 West Allegan, P.O. Box 30007, Lansing, MI 48909 ($11.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners; Students
Authoring Institution: Michigan Literacy, Inc., Lansing.