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ERIC Number: ED367782
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 146
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Literacy Materials Bulletin 1-8.
Literacy Materials Bulletin, n1-8 Spr-Fall 1990
These bulletins contain reviews of a total of 86 publications recommended for use in adult literacy programs. The materials reviewed have all been determined to meet the following requirements: currently in print; adult oriented and interesting to learners; free of age, sex, and racial bias; appropriate to the reading level of beginning readers; designed to encourage meaningful discussion and critical thinking; up to date and easy to use; and successful with learners. Each review includes the following: the publication's title, author, publisher, availability, and recommended level; the name/position of the individuals who recommended and reviewed the book; and a review covering topics such as special features of the publication, its strengths and weaknesses, suggestions for using it with literacy students, its reception by adult literacy students/teachers during field tests, and cost and ordering information. Included among the publications reviewed are the following: personal stories written for adults who are beginning to read English; stories in seven popular fiction genres; a nutrition guide; a guide for literacy tutors; high-interest low-vocabulary stories about popular culture; a structured reading, writing, and reasoning skills program, a basic math series, biographies, and a guide to British Columbia's legal system. Bulletins 3-4 include reviews of the following publications: guides to banking, human rights, and safety; biographies of famous artists; a series of high-interest low-vocabulary (HILV) novels; a bibliography of HILV materials; a guide for literacy tutors working in correctional institutions; a guide to incorporating information about Canadian holidays into literacy programs; a guide to using newspapers to teach literacy; a spelling series; and interactive typing software. Bulletins 5-6 include reviews of the following publications: a vocabulary series; a collection of poetry and prose; a guide to recovering from sexual abuse; a handbook for literacy workers; guides to Canada's government, childbearing, infant care, and parenting; a collection of human interest stories; a guide to organizing integrated learning opportunities; collections of proverbs and myths and legends; and book on Canada's provinces. Bulletins 7-8 include reviews of the following publications: a guide to content area reading; guides for immigrants; a starter pack for adult literacy tutors; workbooks covering math concepts, computation, and spelling; series of novels and transcribed oral histories; a guide to developing literacy partnerships; a collection of poems; a learner's guide to assessing learning style; and a handbook for feminist literacy tutors. (MN)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Book/Product Reviews
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: National Literacy Secretariat, Ottawa (Ontario).; British Columbia Ministry of Advanced Education, Training and Technology, Victoria.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada