ERIC Number: ED366358
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
The Library as Literacy Classroom: A Program for Teaching.
Weibel, Marguerite Crowley
This book promotes a library-based curriculum for teaching reading and suggests a wide variety of books to use with new readers. It provides an outline of basic skills that literacy students must master to become good readers. It also suggests numerous skill-building activities for teachers to develop using the words and ideas derived from whatever library books or other materials the students are reading. The book is divided into four sections: (1) "The Library and the Adult New Reader" discusses the role of the library in promoting literacy and presents a profile of adult new readers; (2) "Teaching Adults to Read" examines several methods used to teach adults to read; (3) "A Library-Based Reading Program" describes how to extend the language experience approach and other learner-centered methods using a wide variety of library resources; and (4) "Bringing It All Together" suggests how libraries, literacy programs, and other community organizations can work together to build a broad-based literacy coalition for their community. Included in the appendices are word lists; vowel patterns; rules for syllabication; and a sample evaluation form for adult new readers. (JLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Basic Skills, Cooperative Programs, Library Collection Development, Library Materials, Library Role, Library Services, Lifelong Learning, Literacy Education, Public Libraries, Reading Instruction, Reading Programs, Reading Skills
ALA Books, American Library Association, 50 East Huron, Chicago, IL 60611 ($25).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Media Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Library Association, Chicago, IL.
Note: Foreword by Senator Paul Simon.