Literacy Volunteers of Illinois

 

Supporting Volunteer Literacy In Illinois Since 1979



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General Tutoring Materials

 

 

  • www2.ed.gov -   FREE (Federal Resources for Educational Excellence) offers teaching resources from Federal Agencies

 

 

  • www.pacificnet.net - A collection of comprehensive educational websites recommended by the page's curator

 

  • www.ed.gov - Tips and resources for helping students to succeed
 

Reading 

  • www.readinga-z.com - Thousands of downloadable and printable materials that cover skills for effective reading instruction

 

 

  • Reading for Life Lessons - Collection of worksheets and activities to teach life skills from Minnesota Dept. of Education

 

  • News in Levels - A site that writes current news stories for different ESL reading levels
 

Vocabulary

 

 

  • Spelling it Right - Free printable worksheets as well as advice from an experienced English instructor

 

  • LINCS - Downloadable word lists: Dolch Basic Words, Fry Instant Words, Fry Signal Words
 

Math

 

  • www.math.com - Designed to help tutors brush up on their own math skills, but also a good source for ideas

 

 

 

Geograpy

 

 

 

Games

 

 

  • Puzzle Maker - Make a printable word search or crossword puzzle

 

 

Tutoring Tips

 

 

 

Texts -

 

  • Elliot, Rebecca. Painless Grammar. Barron's Educational Series Inc., 1997.

 

  • Hopper, Vincent. Essentials of Writing. Barron's Educational Series Inc., 2000.

 

  • Langan, John. English Essentials:Short Version. McGraw-Hill, 2009.
 

Additional Resources

  • NCSALL - National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy

 

  • Literacy.org - Research and innovation for a more literate world

 

  • LINCS - Library Information and Communication System assesment strategies and reading profiles

 

 

 

  • Secretary of State Literacy Office - The mission of Secretary White's Literacy Office is to enable agencies in Illinois to offer services to help Illinois adults and their families who read at the lowest levels to increase their reading ability in English.

Reading Study Guides

 

A Matter of Trust
By Anne Schratt

Study Guide

 

A Matter of Trust
By Paul Langan and D. M. Blackwell

Study Guide

 

Breaking Point
By Karyn Langhorne Folan and Paul Langan

Study Guide

 

A Matter of Trust
By Paul Langan and Ben Alirez

Study Guide

 

Hatchet
By Gary Paulsen

Study Guide

 

Lost and Found
By Anne Schraff

Study Guide

 

Monster
By Walter Dean Myers

Study Guide

 

No Way Out
By Peggy Kern

Study Guide

 

A Matter of Trust
By Anne Schratt

Study Guide

 

A Matter of Trust
By Paul Langan and D. M. Blackwell

Study Guide

 

The Bully
By Paul Langan

Study Guide

 

The Fallen
By Paul Langan

Study Guide

 

The Gun
By Paul Langan

Study Guide

 

The Test
By Peggy Kern

Study Guide

 

 

Until We Meet Again
By Anne Schraff

Study Guide

 
 

ABOUT US

LVI began by working with just four LVA programs, and today provides an array of resources and services to staff, tutors, and students in some 100 adult literacy programs statewide.

CONTACT US

Literacy Volunteers of Illinois
641 West Lake St, Suite 200
Chicago, IL 60661-1308
Phone: 312-857-1582
Fax: 312.761.1284
Email: info@lvillinois.org

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