Creating Authentic Materials and Activities for the Adult Literacy Classroom (2003)

A Handbook for Practitioners

This handbook draws upon the findings of a five-year study of adult literacy education in the United States, entitled “The Literacy Practices of Adult Learners Study,” or LPALS. The study supported the hypothesis that the use of “authentic” or real-life materials and activities in the classroom led students to increase their literacy activities outside the classroom.

This handbook is aimed at teachers and administrators who want to make instruction more meaningful in terms of their students’ lives outside the classroom. The authors have included chapters on learning literacy in context; getting to know students; and authentic thematic activities for the classroom.

The authors have also included a list of resources for teachers who want to incorporate authentic materials and activities into their teaching.

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2011-05-13
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Erik Jacobson, Sophie Degener and Victoria Purcell-Gates. Creating Authentic Materials and Activities for the Adult Literacy Classroom 2003. Web. 25 Jan. 2021 <http://en.copian.ca/library/learning/jacobson/jacobson.pdf>
Erik Jacobson, Sophie Degener & Victoria Purcell-Gates (2003). Creating Authentic Materials and Activities for the Adult Literacy Classroom. Retrieved January 25, 2021, from http://en.copian.ca/library/learning/jacobson/jacobson.pdf
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