Institute for Literacy The National Institute for
Literacy (NIFL) is a federal organization that shares information
about literacy and supports the development of high-quality
literacy services so all Americans can develop essential basic
merger of the world's two largest adult volunteer literacy
organizations is complete and Laubach Literacy International
and Literacy Volunteers of America, Inc. have become ProLiteracy
Worldwide. Its purpose is to sponsor educational programs and
services to empower adults and their families by assisting
them to acquire the literacy practices and skills they need
to function more effectively in their daily lives and participate
in the transformation of their societies.
to Grammar and Writing
Maintained by Professor of English Charles Darling for English courses
at Capital Community College and for the general online public. Quizzes
and quantifiers, determiners, prepositions, pronouns, use of modal auxiliaries.
Extensive, well presented, surprisingly amusing information.
hundreds of pages of free English
teaching and learning materials for both students and teachers. All
resources are organized by skill and level for quick and easy access.
have questions like:
How do children learn to read? Why is reading so difficult for some children
and not others?
What are some risk factors for reading problems?
How can we prevent reading problems?
How can I help my young child learn to read?
What if I suspect a child has a reading problem?
Visit ReadingRockets.org for
answers and "Information about teaching kids to read and helping those
forget our favorite place on the web - Monterey County Free
Libraries - http://www.co.monterey.ca.us/library.
Search catalogs, research databases, get homework help and the "Librarians
Index to the Internet."
recommended sites of interest:
Out These Books:
in Spelling" and the "Challenger" series provide
structured progression and a review of basic phonics,
Adults -- A Literacy Resource Book" and "Teaching Adults
-- An ESL Resource Book" developed by Laubach Literacy Action.
Drills, exercises, lesson plans, how to be a culture guide, etc.
Matters" - Communicative, Story-Based Activities for Mastering
the Sounds of North American English. Henrichsen, Green, Nishitani,
Bagley. Very useful for diagnosing and correcting your learner's
group of learners and families having fun at a recent gathering.
at the Seaside Branch Library for a three week check-out for learners/tutors,
a set of six 60 minute cassettes entitled American English Pronunciation
Program, by Barbara Raifsnider, Random House:
"Improve your English pronunciation quickly, easily, and effectively with
the Living Language® American English Pronunciation Program. Ideal for anyone
with a foreign or regional accent, this audio program teaches Standard American
Pronunciation the way you'll really hear it. The Living Language® American
English Pronunciation Program is practical, convenient, and easy to use. You
don't need a book or a degree in linguistics. Just listen and repeat!"
This set of 6 cassettes can also be purchased at www.randomhouse.com
$34.95. Our tutors have found these are a great practice aid for their