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The Adult Literacy Room

Adult Literacy Room

SWAN Online Catalog

Reading Building Real Life English Skills by Carolyn Starkey

Building Real Life English Skills by Carolyn Starkey
ALM/428.2/STA

Focus on Phonics 1-4 by Gail V. Rice
ALM/372.4/RIC

Endeavor 3-8 from New Reader’s Press
ALM/428.2/END

MathTABE by Phyllis Dutwin

TABE by Phyllis Dutwin
ALM/374/DUT

Breakthrough to Math by Stephanie Irwin
ALM/513/BRE

Contemporary’s Top 50 Math Skills by Robert Mitchell
ALM/373.1262/GED

You can also find free math workbooks and handouts in the Adult Literacy Room, such as:

  • Contemporary’s Whole Numbers and Money
  • Contemporary’s Decimals: Math Exercises
  • Sharpen Your Shopping Skills

Fiction BooksThe Barrio Kings by William Kowalski

The Barrio Kings by William Kowalski
ALM/KOW

The Way It Works by William Kowalski
ALM/KOW

The Fall Guy by Barbara Fradkin
ALM/FRA

The Spider Bites by Medora Sale
ALM/SAL

A Dream with Storms by Fran Reed
ALM/REELove You to Death by Gail Bowen

Love You to Death by Gail Bowen
ALM/BOW

Better Off Without Me by Harriette Coret
ALM/COR

Love Letters by Harriette Coret
ALM/COR

What’s the Verdict? by Mark Riddoch
ALM/RID

The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love by Oscar Hijuelos
ALM/HIJ

Ben’s Gift by Cynthia Barnett
ALM/BAR

ESL Materials
(English as a Second Language) Life Goes On: Day-To-Day Stories and Language Activities by Ann Gianola

Life Goes On: Day-To-Day Stories and Language Activities by Ann Gianola
ALM/428.2/GIA

What’s Next: A Multilevel Phonics Approach for ESL Students by Lia Conklin
ALM/372.4/CON

Litstart: Strategies for Adult Literacy and ESL Tutors by Patricia Frey
ALM/374/FRE

On-the-Job English by Christy M. Newman
ALM/428.2/NEW

ESL Life and Language
Free handoutEl Ingles Indispensable... Y Mucho Mas: Survival English por Martha Sastrias y Gilda Moreno

El Ingles Indispensable... Y Mucho Mas: Survival English por Martha Sastrias y Gilda Moreno
ALM/428.3/SAS

Other Special Items in the Literacy Room

News For You:
A special newspaper designed for people who are working on improving their literary skills.  It comes with a question and answer sheet to test a reader’s comprehension proficiency.

CD Player:CD player
Patrons may check out books on CD/cassette tape with the actual book and read along with the narrator of the CD.  Library patrons are expected to bring their own headphones.

Computer: Computer
A computer is available in the Literacy Room for patrons who need to take tests online or use literacy websites with their tutor.  Patrons who need to hear the programs they are using are asked to bring their own headphones. 

Typewriter: Typewriter
People who prefer using a typewriter over a computer can do so in the Literacy Room. Typewriters are also useful for filling out forms. 

Databases and Websites

Nimble Fingers
A website designed to help people to improve their keyboarding skills.

Microsoft Office Online Training
A guide to using Microsoft Word, including how to move text, change the formatting, and create numbered lists.

GFC Learn Free.org
Free computer tutorials, including ones on Microsoft Office. For free tutorials in Spanish, click here.Computer

Learn the Net-Web Browser
How to use a web browser.

Learn the Net-Search Engines
How to use search engines like Google.

Learn the Net-Harness E-mail
How to set up an e-mail account.

For more online links on literacy, please take a look at the Information Age Consultants website.

You may also want to visit Live Mocha, a website that is devoted to aiding people in learning a foreign language.

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