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!

  • 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.

These two resources require a library card and are available at: westchesterlibraries.org | Listen/Read/Watch.  Both work well on iPads/tablets.

  • Tumblebooks  – 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.
  • 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+

Also available to this program are books/newspapers specifically for an adult learner, e.g., Rapid Reads and “News For You.”  Contact a Program Coordinator for materials and recommendations.