Jump to navigation. Teaching reading to older learners can be a challenging experience for educators in adult basic skills programs. Teachers may find that every student in a classroom requires different material and that individuals vary greatly in ability level depending on their earlier experiences with reading instruction. Often students experience frustration and anxiety that can get in the way of learning. They may have negative associations with school or learning difficulties that have gone undiagnosed and cause them to struggle with the basics of sounding out words. However, with the right strategies in place and plenty of patience, praise and encouragement, teachers can help adult students overcome these challenges and reach their full potential.
Teaching literacy skills to adults
ADULT LITERACY AND EDUCATION
These phonics-related stories, lesson plans, and related tests and exercises are intended for adults who are beginning readers. A collection of 12 short stories from a contextual phonics program for teaching adults to read. Each story is available online and in portable document format pdf. A standard lesson plan is provided that can be used with each story. The stories feature the following phonics examples:. Story by Story Phonics Lessosn is a set of resources that can be helpful to those preparing tutors to work with adult students who are beginning readers.
A source of multimedia teaching materials that combine streaming videos with related interactive web lessons on reading, writing, math, science, and financial literacy. This is an American source, but video clips could be useful as introduction or additional lesson materials. Some videos also available in Spanish.
Literacyworks , an educational nonprofit organization, was created to address these unmet needs of underprivileged and underrepresented adults, families and children. By using educational technology to increase the quality, availability, and accessibility of literacy curriculum for individuals with low literacy skills, Literacyworks is helping people secure better jobs, become better parents, and contribute more to their community. California Library Literacy Services The mission of California Library Literacy Services is to enable Californians of all ages to reach their literacy goals and use library services effectively. CAL is a private, nonprofit organization that has been involved in applying research and information about language and culture to educational, cultural, and social concerns since