Read Better Program Resources

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In addition to Laubach and ProLiteracy materials used in training and instruction, the resources below are ones we encourage you to consider using with your students.  When using online tools, slow down to confirm the student’s level of comfort with using a computer and navigating the Web. You are actually encouraging two literacies at one – print and digital! Be sure you’ve road tested each resource before working with your student!

  • Learning Upgrade – A mobile, game-like app for building reading and math skills, from levels K through 12.  The application can work on mobile devices and computers; registration is required with our class code.
  • TV411 – Video lessons that address reading, writing, and vocabulary.
  • Marshal Adult Education – Timed reading passages at multiple levels.  Provides prompts for discussion before the read. Printed stories include post-read questions.
  • USA Learns  Videos with reading, writing, listening, and speaking exercises to help you learn English. Here is a tip sheet on how to use the website.
  • X-Plain Patient Education Health Tutorials – More than 1400 educational videos with basic health information about illnesses or conditions, medical tests and procedures. Written at a 6th grade level.  Versiones en español de este contenido también están disponibles aquí
  • News For You– Current news articles written for adult learners.  Printed subscriptions and a helpful Teachers Guide are available
  • Tumblebooks Library  – While the look and layout are clearly kid-focused, the content is engagingly presented and includes levels up to 6th grade in fiction and nonfiction.  Narrated text is highlighted.  Create a list of Favorites in advance of working with your student.  See also:
    • Teen Book Cloud – 7th to 12th grade titles; includes high-lo readers.  Read-aloud features are ideal for our students.
    • Tumble Math – K to 6th math ebooks offering high interest content..

The two resources below require a library card and are available at westchesterlibraries.org | Listen/Read/Watch AND work well on iPads/tablets.

  • Comic Books Plus – Includes comics and graphic novels of all levels. Use the Browse option to identify different levels.
  • NovelistPlus – Use this resource to identify books that meet your students interest and level.  Identified titles can then be searched in the WLS catalog.

FirstFind.org/Skills Review/Reading includes additional resources that may be helpful for your students, but the level is generally 5th grade+

Facts about the need for adult literacy supports?  See ProLiteracy’s Adult Literacy Facts.