Jump to navigation. Not everyone becomes a strong reader during childhood. Poor literacy skills can be the result of a dysfunctional home situation, a physical impairment or an undiagnosed learning difficulty. Unfortunately, without functional literacy, it is difficult for adults to access further education, provide for their families and navigate daily life in an urban society.
LINCS offers a variety of free resources for teachers, tutors, and program administrators who are interested in learning more about teaching adults to read. These resources include in-person trainings, an online series of courses, and research-based reports. John R. Kruidenier, Susan McShane, and Dr. Rosalind Davidson. These courses will provide users with background information, informative readings and resources, hands-on activities, and multi-media examples of recommended assessment and instructional strategies. Participants will explore the components of reading and research-based strategies for assessing and teaching both native and non-native English-speaking adults how to read.
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Jump to navigation. The report acknowledged that approximately seven million adults — which works out to about one in five - were not reading at a level which could be expected of an eleven-year-old child. The report also included a target: that by this statistic should be reduced by half, lifting approximately 3. It was recommended that as a longer-term strategy, the elimination of functional illiteracy and innumeracy should be made a government commitment. Sadly, it's now twenty years later, and the literacy target has not yet been met.