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Last updated 26 October 2012 15:29 by NZTecAdmin

This module focuses on working with adult learners who are reading at entry-level. It is divided into four sections:

Section A: An introduction to entry-level readers

This section provides an introduction to understanding adults reading at the entry-level.

Section B: A brief look at oral language

This section takes a brief look at oral language, in order to make sure it is featuring from the start as you design a literacy programme to meet the needs of entry-level readers.

Section C: Phonological awareness

This section focuses on phonological awareness. It looks at the aural skills that learners need in order to read.

Section D: Decoding

This section focuses on what's needed in order for readers to decode written text.

Reference material

Throughout the module we will refer to Starting Points:Using the Learning Progressions for Adult Literacy and Starting Points:Assessment Guide. These have been specifically developed for educators working with adult learners in New Zealand. They can be downloaded from this website.

Timeframe

We suggest that you work through this module over a couple of weeks, taking time to read the suggested readings and to try out the activities before moving onto the next module.

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