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Goal Action Plan Template

Project Read has developed a new Goal Action Plan Template to help students learn about goal setting and achieve results. This Goal Action Plan will take students’ “destinations” and break them down into manageable, actionable goals. Use this plan on a weekly basis to follow-up on the momentum and trajectory of your students’ progress. Consider what fun incentives you might [Read on...]

Fiction Books

Many of our tutors have found success by integrating fiction books into their teaching. Let the student choose a book that they want to read so that they will be more motivated to read it. We wanted to make you aware of the types of fiction books available in the Project Read office in addition to those in the Provo [Read on...]

Teach Based on Student’s Interests

We all have interests in this life whether it is video games, Barbie’s, sports, wedding dresses, or model airplanes. Countless hours go into things that interest us the most. We are well versed in these things and dedicate time to them. We are passionate about our interests; nobody needs to pull our leg to devote time to them. Likewise, students [Read on...]

Building Comprehension

Below is a list of a number of strategies that you can use to help boost your student’s comprehension skills. Each of these strategies helps your learner read a paragraph, figure out how to better understand it, and take action to remedy difficulties. Try some of the suggestions in each of the different strategies until you determine what works best [Read on...]

Lesson Plan Evaluation Study

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...]

Just Write! Guide

After two years of research, Teaching Excellence in Adult Literacy (TEAL) has released a guide that helps adult basic education teachers with evidence-based writing instruction. This guide has many interesting ideas that are aimed at promoting and improving writing, the thought process around writing, and how to enhance overall instruction. Click here to go to the guide online.

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Tutor Tip: Why Spelling Is So Difficult

President Andrew Jackson once remarked, “It’s a d____  poor mind that can think of only one way to spell a word!” Many Americans would readily agree. In fact, the English language is notorious for its spelling irregularities. Only about half of our spellings exactly match their sounds.

What a crazy system, in which the word fish could be spelled as “ghoti.” [Read on...]

The Change Agent

issue 33 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...]

Getting Information into Memory, continued

Learn By Doing
Many teachers have a feeling that people learn better by doing, but what evidence is there? Five experiments where people heard words, watched an experimenter do something, or did something themselves, showed that “doing” has a powerful effect on learning. Those who “did” remembered from 1/3 to 2 times more than those who just heard, and they remembered [Read on...]

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