Project Details

A professional learning course on working with learners whose reading skills are at entry level.

These modules for educators were developed by the National Centre of Literacy and Numeracy for Adults in 2010.

Key Points to Note:

There are four modules in this course:

Module 1: Identifying strengths and learning needs

This module focuses on identifying the strengths and learning needs of learners who are reading at Starting Points level or the lower steps of the Learning Progressions . The module covers:

  • the importance of finding out about learners’ language and literacy practices
  • phonological awareness
  • assessing and addressing learners’ decoding knowledge and skills.

Module 2: Vocabulary

Learners’ vocabulary knowledge is a critical component of their ability to read. This module covers:

  • assessing learners’ vocabulary
  • different approaches to building learners’ vocabulary.

Module 3: Comprehension

Reading is all about making meaning from text. This module covers:

  • the comprehension strategies to focus on with learners at entry level
  • how to teach comprehension strategies.

Module 4: The Reading Programme

This module provides suggestions for designing a reading programme for adult learners at entry level. It looks at:

  • what to consider when designing a programme
  • selecting and using appropriate texts
  • monitoring learners’ progress.

Tool

Module 1: Identifying strengths and learning needs

This module focuses on identifying the strengths and learning needs of learners who are reading at Starting Points level or the lower steps of the Learning Progressions. 

(PDF, 342 KB, 16-pages)

  • 22 June 2020
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Module 2: Vocabulary

Learners’ vocabulary knowledge is a critical component of their ability to read. This module covers: assessing learners’ vocabulary and different approaches to building learners’ vocabulary.

(PDF, 275 KB, 7-pages)

  • 22 June 2020
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Module 3: Comprehension

Reading is all about making meaning from text. This module covers the comprehension strategies to focus on with learners at entry level and how to teach comprehension strategies.

(PDF, 238 KB, 8-pages)

  • 22 June 2020
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Tool

Module 4: The Reading Programme

This module provides suggestions for designing a reading programme for adult learners at entry level. It looks at what to consider when designing a reading programme, selecting and using appropriate texts and monitoring learners’ progress.

(PDF, 310 KB, 15-pages)

  • 22 June 2020
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