ERIC Number: ED388788
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Complex Materials: Decoding the Facts. P.R.I.D.E. People Retraining for Industry Excellence.
This workplace skills course on complex materials is designed for employees who want to increase their comprehension of more complex reading materials in the workplace. It uses a variety of materials from the workplace, including forms, memos, letters, and reports. Introductory material includes a course outline, objectives, and topical outline. The course consists of 12 sessions, each of which has these components: objectives, topics, methods, evaluation, materials list, teacher tips, and information sheets and handouts. Topics covered in the sessions include the following: developing a reading strategy; skimming and previewing; using the dictionary effectively; strategies for dealing with unfamiliar vocabulary; frequently confused words; identifying subjects, main ideas, and supporting details; responding to memos and letters; filling out more complex forms; and reading reports. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Behavioral Objectives, Competency Based Education, Curriculum Guides, Instructional Materials, Job Skills, Labor Force Development, Learning Activities, Literacy Education, Reading Comprehension, Reading Skills, Reading Strategies, Student Evaluation, Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Mercer County Community Coll., Trenton, NJ.
Note: For related documents, see ED 351 578-599, ED 368 968-988, and CE 070 164-183.