ERIC Number: ED458386
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
SARC Literacy Activities Handbook: Supporting Literacy for People with Intellectual/Developmental Challenges.
This document is intended as a handbook for literacy practitioners working with adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. The handbook is the product of the following activities: extensive research of the literature; discussion and exchange with literacy experts, practitioners, and some learners; and solicitation of input from agencies delivering literacy programming. The following are among the items included in the handbook's 10 sections: (1) introductory materials (the overall literacy strategy of the Saskatchewan Association of Rehabilitation Centers; definitions; learner profiles; guidelines for using the handbook); (2) some instructional strategies (information on teaching approaches, choosing literacy activities, learning styles); (3) literacy activities (puzzle, television, photograph, telephone, time concept, newspaper, card-playing, flashcard, and vocabulary activities); (4) additional literacy activities (activities devoted to reading, writing, numeracy, currency, and phonics); (5) concluding materials (quotes for tutors, literacy jokes, an evaluation form); (6) acknowledgments; (7) profiles of seven literacy programs for developmentally disabled adults across Canada, including a computer-centered literacy program, industry program, and workplace literacy program offered at Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology; (8) a 69-item annotated bibliography of printed materials, online documents, websites, newsgroups, and software and list of 15 publishers; (9) 36 readings by and for literacy learners; and (10) literacy activity master sheets. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning, Adult Literacy, Annotated Bibliographies, Behavioral Objectives, Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Style, Computer Uses in Education, Creative Writing, Definitions, Developmental Disabilities, Foreign Countries, Guidelines, Information Sources, Instructional Materials, Integrated Curriculum, Internet, Learning Activities, Learning Processes, Literacy Education, Organizational Objectives, Partnerships in Education, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Reading Instruction, Rehabilitation Programs, School Business Relationship, Special Needs Students, Student Developed Materials, Student Needs, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Technical Institutes, Technology Education, Two Year Colleges, Vocabulary Development, Vocational Rehabilitation, Workplace Literacy, World Wide Web, Writing Instruction
Saskatchewan Association of Rehabilitation Centres (SARC), 111 Cardinal Crescent, Saskatoon, SK Canada S7L 6H5. Tel: 306-933-0616; Fax: 306-653-3932.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Sponsor: Human Resources Development Canada, Hull (Quebec). National Literacy Secretariat.; Saskatchewan Dept. of Postsecondary Education and Skills Training, Regina.
Authoring Institution: Saskatchewan Association of Rehabilitation Centres, Saskatoon.
Identifiers - Location: Canada