Literacy Volunteers of Illinois
 

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Literacy

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.



Study Guides


Bluford Series:

A Matter of Trust by Anne Schraff Lost and Found by Anne Schraff
Blood Is Thicker by Paul Langan & D.M. Blackwell No Way Out by Peggy Kern
Breaking Point by Karyn Langhorne Folan & Paul Langan Secrets of the Shadows by Anne Schraff
Brothers In Arms by Paul Langan & Ben Alirez Summer of Secrets by Paul Langan
The Bully by Paul Langan The Test by Peggy Kern
The Fallen by Paul Langan Until We Meet Again by Anne Schraff
The Gun by Paul Langan  

Other:

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen Monster by Walter Dean Myers

 

Tutor Resources on the Web

General

www.edhelper.com - Free samples and ideas on all subjects

www. teach-nology.com - Over 8,000 free printable worksheets on all subjects

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

www.discoveryeducation.com - Tools to help develop your own lesson plans

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

Compound Word Lists - Fourteen lists of compound words

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

 

Vocabulary

www.vocabularya-z.com - Build hundreds of customized vocabulary lessons

www.eduplace.com - Spelling lists for grades 1-6

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.multiplication.com - Interactive games and resources to help students learn multiplication tables

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

www.math-drills.com - Over 13,000 free math worksheets with answer keys

www.moneyinstructor.com - Lessons and activities for teaching money, business and life skills

 

Geography

www.worldatlas.com - Continental maps, information and statistics

mapquest.com - Interactive atlas

nationalgeographic.com - Maps and cultural information

 

ESL

www.eslcafe.com - Resources for students and teachers

 

Games

http://library.copian.ca/item/4465 - A How to Kit for adapting and creating literacy games

www.bingocardcreator.com - Make custom printable bingo cards for instruction and entertainme

Puzzle Maker - Make a printable word search or crossword puzzle

Flashcards - Free printable flashcard maker

 

Tutor Tips

www.mnliteracy.org - Minnesota Literacy Council Tips for Tutors

www.ed.gov - Tips for tutoring in reading

Illinois State Board of Education - Homework help for students, tutors and parents

 

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

 

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.

 


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