ERIC Number: ED394122
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Tips at Your Fingertips: Teaching Strategies for Adult Literacy Tutors.
Brown, Ola M., Ed.
Intended specifically for tutors who want to use proven teaching techniques but who have limited time and resources, this book offers dozens of teaching ideas as well as useful information on curriculum development, instruction, and appropriate reading materials. The teaching strategies in the book were adapted from articles published in the "Journal of Reading" between 1980 and 1994. Section I of the book consists of ideas and strategies that can help tutors and program coordinators develop an effective core curriculum for adults that includes whole language, integrated language arts, language experiences, and modified Reading Recovery intervention. Section II contains general information and strategies regarding adult instruction, and section III comprises various strategies for improving reading comprehension. Section IV includes numerous writing strategies such as letter writing, journal writing, creative writing, and precis writing. Section V stresses vocabulary development, and Section VI details strategies that use alternative reading materials including picture books, magazines, classic novels, tabloids, and annual reports. Appendixes contain an adult basic word list and a list of alternative reading materials. A "Journal of Reading" article reference list and author index are also attached. (RS)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Curriculum Development, Learning Strategies, Reading Comprehension, Reading Improvement, Reading Instruction, Reading Materials, Scholarly Journals, Teaching Methods, Tutoring, Vocabulary Development, Writing Assignments, Writing Instruction
Order Dept., International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Road, P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139 (Book No. 141: $16 members, $22 nonmembers).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.