ERIC Number: ED353446
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Oakland Readers. A Book of Life Stories Told by Students in the Second Start Adult Literacy Program. Levels One-Four.
Lamb, Jessica, Ed.
This set of Oakland Readers consists of four books of oral histories edited on four reading levels. Each book contains life stories told by students in the Second Start Adult Literacy Program. The books are intended for use by tutors and adult students/new readers in adult literacy programs. Life stories of eight students appear in each book. In Level 1 (When I Travel, I Like to Fly), titles are as follows: "My Grandmother Was a Good Old Lady"; "My Next Goal"; "Alabama, 1949"; "Starting Out"; "Dream Land"; "I Like to Fly"; "My Mother Was the Hub"; and "I Learned to Read in Alaska." Level 2 (Twelfth Grade Common Sense) includes the following stories: "A Book of My Life"; "A Very Quiet Life"; "All Kinds of Work"; "What I Want"; "A Fork in the Road"; "The Little White Bird Said,'Run'"; "A Piece of Life"; and "52 Degrees below Zero." Level 3 (The South Was Pretty Cold) contains the following: "Cry in the Morning, Weep in the Evening"; "No Hard Times, No Deep Trouble"; "A Lot More Pain Than Hate"; "Do It Yourself"; "Father, Son"; "Run with the Wind"; "The Bad Foot"; and "No One Will Believe I'm Skinning a Bear." In Level 4 (Deep Feeling Feedback) the stories are as follows: "A House to Live In"; "Whatever I'm Doing, It's Working"; "Peoples Is Peoples, Man"; "My Future"; "Out of the Woodwork"; "Misunderstood by My Mother, Understood by God"; "I'm Looking for the Key"; and "Curiosity Didn't Kill This Cat." Word lists appear before each story in Levels 1-3. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Students, Beginning Reading, Biographies, High Interest Low Vocabulary Books, Instructional Materials, Language Experience Approach, Literacy Education, Oral History, Student Developed Materials, Supplementary Reading Materials
Second Start Adult Literacy Program, Oakland Public Library, 125 14th Street, Oakland, CA 94612 ($20).
Publication Type: Creative Works
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oakland Public Library, CA.