Tutor Tips

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Meet Ruth Colvin and Dr Laubach, Pioneers in the Literacy movement.

ProLiteracy- New Readers Press is a publishing division of ProLiteracy, the world’s largest organization of adult basic education and literacy programs. For 40 years, we have been providing educators with the instructional tools they need to teach adult students and older teens the skills for functioning in the world today.

In addition to the paper copy of Notebook that we receive in the office, you can download the most recent issues in PDF format below. Related teaching materials are also available for download to members.

Elizabeth Claire-  has a web site that offers great information about holidays, current events, tests and games.  We extra have newspapers in the office.  If you would like one, email or give us a call to reserve a copy.

Diversity Toolkit- Barbara Bush Foundation

Anti Racist, Anti Bias Lessons- Barbara Bush Foundation

Listening and Speaking-

Other resources-

DuoLingo (fun, interactive language learning lessons in multiple languages, including English; for people of all ages) https://www.duolingo.com/

ELL Brainpop (interactive, leveled lessons on English for students of all ages; short movies, plus engaging vocabulary and grammar exercises) https://ell.brainpop.com/

Goal setting with your student-

Goal setting with students can serve two important purposes:

1) It helps students focus on what they want to get out of their classroom learning (or life in general), and
2) It helps teachers determine what they need to teach so students can reach those goals.

There are some challenges with goal setting in the adult classroom, however. Many times, the goals that students talk about initially are vague (e.g., “I want to learn English,” “I want to learn to read”). Other times, a goal might seem so far-reaching that students can become discouraged.  Read more on page 8, Notebook, Winter 2011.