ProLiteracy Resources & Training
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Literacy Volunteers of Washington County are members of ProLiteracy, a national literacy organization. Students and tutors have access to the learning and training resources under LVWC's membership.
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English Pronunciation References
These videos can help you help your students with troubling pronunciation problems
Volunteer Tutor Training Handbook
This handbook, from Literacy Action of Central Arkansas, is an excellent resource with practical and useful information, tips, and ideas
Seven tips for teaching ESL to complete beginners
How to Teach ESL:
Differences for Children and Adults
Free Online Books
A Goodreads ESL booklist created by an ESL professor for her adult English language learners.
Websites and Ideas for Tutors
“Bag of Rocks”: A Story to Help Address Mental Health with English Language Learners
The activity shared here is a modified version of a lesson from the Virginia
Adult Learning Resource Center Health Literacy (VALRC) Toolkit. Called “Bag
of Rocks Lesson,” it is geared toward ELLs. However, you may find it helpful
in other class settings as well. You could incorporate the lesson into any class
time related to health.
BINGO! Teaching Consonant Blends to Basic Literacy Students
Here’s a way to use the beloved game of bingo to reinforce consonant blend sounds from ProLiteracy Notebook.
Lanternfish ESL Adult Activities
A great resource for downloadable, printable material for one-to-one, small group, or conversation class sessions. Activities for seeking employment and visiting the doctor—and more.
Intermediate Vocabulary Lessons
North Carolina ABE instructors wrote the vocabulary lessons presented using Tier 2 words for their intermediate level adult students. These lessons are provided to help you in planning efficient and effective vocabulary instruction. Please read Vocabulary Instructions document first.