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Online Resources

CNLC The Resource Hub 8

Excellent site to teach computer beginners.

Excellence Gateway Entry Level 1 Literacy Activities
Themes at entry level cover lost and found, keeping healthy, where I live, working in a café, using IT. As it is a UK site some material will be more appropriate than others but it will give you heaps of ideas of what to do at this level.

BBC Skillswise English
UK interactive site especially designed for adults to improve their literacy and numeracy. The English section includes reading, writing, spelling, word grammar, speaking & listening arranged at three levels. Site suitable for beginner and intermediate learners. Entry1,2 & 3 for beginners. Level 1 is the level needed for many jobs.

BBC Skillswise Jobskills
Built around English and Maths needs under sections private sector, public sector, self employed and finding a new job. Fantastic works sheets at a range of levels. Site suitable for beginner and intermediate learners. Entry 1,2 & 3 for beginners. Level 1 is the level need for many jobs. 
Click here for sample worksheet at beginner level Working in a Hotel.

Reading & Writing Hotline
The Reading & Writing Hotline is divided into spelling, reading, numbers and handwriting and is aimed at beginning to intermediate adult literacy students. 

Marshall Adult Education
Click the yellow button at the bottom of the text for audio.

Apps & Other Tools

Create Ebooks
Get students to take photos with their phone of a typical week, event or activity and create an Ebook together.

Tips for Using an Ipad
Tips for tutors on using an Ipad with adult literacy students.

Favourite Song
Find a YouTube or other video clip of a favourite song that your learner knows the words to and put on subtitles, find transcript or karaoke version. E.g. Pharrell Williams Happy.

Learn Typing
Free website catering for complete beginners to more advanced learners.

Phonics Song
Although written for children this song is excellent way of learning the sounds of the alphabet after learning the names.

Create Worksheets
Use snip it in Word to cut out photos of individual items from the internet and develop a picture and word bank taken from students writing and interests.

Spectronics site is a goldmine for finding information on literacy support apps plus other ways of making learning materials more accessible for adult literacy learners. Below are two great links:

My Top Ten Tips for People Starting Out (with Ipads):

Webinar top 10 apps for literacy support in mainstream classrooms:

Speech to Text Functions
IPhones, Androids, and IPads have speech to text functions either by downloading an app or in their existing system. This opens up the world of written text to our learners. For example, on an IPad turn on speak selection in the General Accessibility Section and set the rate of speech. Then in Safari and other compatible apps when you highlight text the words will be read aloud.

Clear photos make this site accessible for low literacy learners. Search instructions of how to do a familiar activity for your learner.

YouTube Videos
You tube videos of cooking a favourite recipe and create the shopping list and list of instructions. For example how to make pancakes.

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