ERIC Number: ED324463
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
Many Literacies: Modules for Training Adult Beginning Readers and Tutors.
Gillespie, Marilyn; And Others
This handbook grew out of the experiences of the teachers and students at the Read/Write/Now Adult Learning Center, a community-based literacy program in Springfield, Massachusetts. It is both a documentation of the experiences of the program and a guide for teachers. The four sections of the handbook contain a number of modules, each of which indicates type of activity, time estimate, purpose, research notes, and steps or activities. Section 1, Creating a Community of Learners, consists of a series of group activities, each requiring from 30 minutes to 2 hours, that can be used with mixed groups of students and volunteer tutors to set the climate for adult literacy classes. Section 2 includes suggestions for one-to-one goal setting conferences and for using individual learning contracts. Three short group activities for introducing the individual activities and evaluating the progress of the group are also in this section. Section 3 contains group activities to help participants and tutors examine their reading history, activities to acquaint students with what good readers do, and other reading-related activities teachers can use with individuals or groups of students. Section 4 includes activities to introduce students to the writing process and suggestions for writing, publishing, and sharing student work. Each section ends with reference notes. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Students, Course Content, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Lesson Plans, Literacy Education, Program Implementation, Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Tutoring, Tutors, Volunteer Training, Volunteers, Writing Instruction
Publications Officer, Center for International Education, 285 Hills House South, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003 ($12.50 plus 15% postage and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Univ., Amherst. Center for International Education.
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