[PD 5942] Re: Adult books written below 8th grade level

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Susan Jones SUJones at parkland.edu
Fri Aug 26 12:14:21 EDT 2011


This would be a great thing to have online and linked to, eh?

Susan Jones
Academic Development Specialist
Center for Academic Success
Parkland College
Champaign, IL 61821
217-353-2056
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>>> "Jane Suarez del Real" <jsuarezd at harpercollege.edu> 8/23/2011 6:42 AM >>>

I would love to know the titles you have found. I'm always on the hunt for good books for my students. I like to conduct a book club in class.

Thank you for your help!

Jane Suarez del Real
Instructor, Harper College
847-925-6597

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From: professionaldevelopment-bounces at lincs.ed.gov on behalf of Route, Cynde
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Subject: [PD 5934] Re: Adult books written below 8th grade level



Daphne,
I don't know of a website you can go to, but I have been putting together a collection of books written at the 6-8th grade reading level, but at an adult interest/discussion level. I have assessed a number of books, and I currently have 8 titles + discussion questions that fit the bill. I am trying to publish my guide, but I can email some of it to you if you like.
Cynde Route'
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Today's Topics:

1. [PD 5928] Re: web based texts/passages (Steve Kaufmann)
2. [PD 5929] Re: web based texts/passages (Mev Miller)
3. [PD 5930] Re: web based texts/passages (ctotten at access.k12.wv.us)
4. [PD 5931] Re: web based texts/passages (Gail Price)
5. [PD 5932] Re: web based texts/passages (David J. Rosen)


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Message: 1
Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2011 13:27:28 -0700
From: Steve Kaufmann <steve at lingq.com>
Subject: [PD 5928] Re: web based texts/passages
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If you go to LingQ.com you will find over 5,000 English texts, complete with
audio, built-in mouse-over dictionary that can be set to the desired
language, sorted by difficulty level, and searchable by various criteria.
All are available for free download, although users to have to register.
Just help yourself.

Steve Kaufmann
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On Fri, Aug 12, 2011 at 11:42 AM, Daphne Greenberg <dgreenberg at gsu.edu>wrote:


> I am looking for websites that adult literacy teachers can use with their

> students which include passages/texts for adults who read below the 8thgrade level. Does anyone know of any?

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Date: Sat, 13 Aug 2011 06:14:12 -0400
From: Mev Miller <mev at litwomen.org>
Subject: [PD 5929] Re: web based texts/passages
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I don't know of one place ... but some places scattered around

WE LEARN is working on updating our site and hopefully by end of September will be easier to find these in one place.
I tink VALUE is working on something similar as well

I'd love to see what others know about as I'm updating the WE LEARN listings right now & would love to add others!

but for now....
many of these are in pdf rather than html

Women's Perspectives: A journal of writing by adult learners, can be downloaded -- http://www.litwomen.org/perspectives/index.html

My life story with breast cancer:
http://healthliteracy.worlded.org/docs/Mary/introduction.html


Breast Cancer as I lived it
http://healthliteracy.worlded.org/docs/MScanlon2/index.htm

Prisoners of a hard life (Comic)
http://realcostofprisons.org/hardlife.pdf

Prisoners of the war on drugs (Comic)
http://www.realcostofprisons.org/materials/comics/war_on_drugs.pdf

Hair tips for sisters
http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/healthliteracy/practice/sisters-on-the-move/index.html

Sisters Together Move More Eat Better, Program Guide
http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/sisterstogether/

Where there is life, there is hope: Women literacy students and discrimination
http://www.nald.ca/CLR/lifehope/cover.htm

Behind Closed Doors...: Stories of Survival
http://www.springfieldlibrary.org/rwn/publications.htm

The Magic of Everyday Moments
http://www.zerotothree.org/child-development/early-development/magic-of-everyday-moments.html

365/24/7 -- Moms on Duty with NO Pay: A Radio Program for International Women's Day, March 8, 2002,
http://www.litwomen.org/learnwrite/RadioBook.pdf

How to Feel Good: Learning to Relax and Exercise - An Invitation
http://alri.org/feelgood/feelgood.html

also, many of the issue of The Change Agent do have earner wirings -- and they can be downloaded

some sites from the ALE WIki: http://wiki.literacytent.org/index.php/Learner_Perspectives:_Student_Writing

Also - ProLIteracy has a section in the National Gallaery of Writing
http://galleryofwriting.org/galleries/proliteracy_gallery_adult_learning_and_teaching

Mev Miller
WE LEARN
welearn at litwomen.org
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On Aug 12, 2011, at 2:42 PM, Daphne Greenberg wrote:


> I am looking for websites that adult literacy teachers can use with their students which include passages/texts for adults who read below the 8thgrade level. Does anyone know of any?

> Thanks,

> Daphne

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Message: 3
Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2011 21:51:03 -0400
From: ctotten at access.k12.wv.us
Subject: [PD 5930] Re: web based texts/passages
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We like www.cdlponline.org.

Carole S. Totten
Garnet Adult Basic Education Program
422 Dickinson Street, Charleston, WV 25301
304.348.6670 x112 Fax 304.348.6113




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Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2011 16:01:38 -0400
From: "Gail Price" <gprice at famlit.org>
Subject: [PD 5931] Re: web based texts/passages
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Do you know the Marshall Adult Education site -
http://www.marshalladulteducation.org/index.php/reading-skills-for-today
s-adult



They have stories from level 0,7 - 8.0 They can be printed or the
student can read them on the computer.



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Daphne Greenberg
Sent: Friday, August 12, 2011 2:43 PM
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Subject: [PD 5925] web based texts/passages



I am looking for websites that adult literacy teachers can use with
their students which include passages/texts for adults who read below
the 8th grade level. Does anyone know of any?

Thanks,

Daphne



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Date: Sat, 13 Aug 2011 15:58:41 -0400
From: "David J. Rosen" <djrosen123 at gmail.com>
Subject: [PD 5932] Re: web based texts/passages
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Daphne,

The Literacy List has a list of easy reading web sites for adults. I will also add to it other web sites suggested in response to your query.

http://home.comcast.net/~djrosen/litlist/websites.html#easyreading

or for short,

http://tinyurl.com/3j9ax4w

David J. Rosen
djrosen123 at gmail.com



On Aug 12, 2011, at 2:42 PM, Daphne Greenberg wrote:


> I am looking for websites that adult literacy teachers can use with their students which include passages/texts for adults who read below the 8th grade level. Does anyone know of any?

> Thanks,

> Daphne

>

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