A graphic organizer, or outline diagram, forms a powerful visual picture of information and allows the mind 'to see'
undiscovered patterns and relationships. Your student will learn to analyze the structure of reading texts and to
organize his or her writing. This link contains good handouts and examples. For an additional general explanation of graphic organizers,
check out this article.
The Learning Edge An interactive online
newspaper with audio features and exercises, designed especially for the adult literacy student.
Learning Resources-CNN The
CNN San Francisco bureau has partnered with the Western/Pacific Literacy Network
to develop an online literacy site containing the full text of a wide variety of
stories as well as related interactive activities to check the reader's comprehension.
The Violent E and Other Tricky Sounds by R. Margaret Hughes and Dennis Searle.
Stenhouse Publishers, 1997. Information in spelling development and ideas for teaching
spelling that show how our complex language works.