We have found that many of our students have goals relating to increased health awareness. Because of this, in addition to providing free health literacy lessons in person we have developed mini health literacy lessons on a variety of topics. We have in our office two binders full of pre-made health literacy lesson plans on the following subjects: Health Professionals, Emergency [Read on...]
Meredith Gravett, a student at Brigham Young University working on her Master’s degree in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), needs your help! She would like at least seven tutors to participate. If you are interested, please contact Project Read.
Meredith describes this research process as follows:
For my project I am writing seven lesson plans for Project Read tutors [Read on...]
Sight Words are common or frequent words that we recognize instantly or “by sight.” Two common sight word lists are the Dolch Word List or Fry words. The 600 word list compiled by Edward Fry contains the most used words in reading and writing. The words on this list make up almost half of the words met in any reading [Read on...]
This issue of The Change Agent, breaks new ground. Done in collaboration with September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows, it teaches the history of 9/11, wrestles with important legal and moreal questions related to security and liberty, examines the “rule of law” in the context of terrorism, [Read on...]
I just came across this great newsletter called Monthly Teacher: The Monthly Guide for Teachers. It has some great resources such as lesson plans, worksheets, printables, and more. Check it out online at http://www.monthlyteacher.com/newsletters/sept2011.html or see a sample of what’s included below:
** September Teacher Resources **
September is the month where teachers all around the world are on the hunt for [Read on...]
Project Read now has a brand new copy of the latest TALL Handbook. The TALL Handbook has helped thousands of individuals learn how to read and write in English. The handbook is produced right here in Provo, at the Missionary Training Center.
Students will find hundreds of pages full of grammar and vocabulary within this book. It has proved itself [Read on...]
What do you do when your student doesn’t want to read the books you have available? One way to get your student eager to read and write is to use the Language Experience Approach.
The Language Experience Approach is a proven technique that will help your reluctant student get excited to read and write by helping them bring their interests into [Read on...]
Florida Literacy developed health literacy materials for adult learners and they are available for free online. There is a student edition and teacher edition of the Staying Healthy text. There is also a women’s health and coping with stress supplement.
With intermediate- high intermediate students it takes about 15-20 hours to get through the basic text. With advanced students, the entire [Read on...]
While tutoring or teaching we try to make things stick for our student. Finding ways for lessons to sink in is often the hardest part of preparation. Utilizing a student’s creativity is one method to help the lesson stick.
Sometimes, while writing, we get into the habit [Read on...]
Health literacy is a very important skill in our day. According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), many studies found a positive, significant relationship between literacy level and knowledge of health issues. In general, higher literacy rates go hand in hand with a more in-depth understanding of how to remain healthy and what to do in different [Read on...]