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Authentic Text


  • Creating Authentic Materials and Activities for the Adult Literacy Classroom: A Handbook for Practitioners
    http://www.ncsall.net/index.php?id=793
      Scroll down for the link to this resource. this book is an introduction to providing literacy instruction based upon the literacy needs and interests learners have outside of the classroom.

  • From Lessons to Life: Authentic Materials Bridge the Gap
    http://www.eslmag.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=18
      A "how to" article about using authentic materials with adult students.

  • Ideas for using Authentic text in low level ESL classes
    http://www.eslpartyland.com/teachers/reading/authentic.htm
      Suggestions for using several types of authentic text (adds, menus, labels, comics, etc.) with ESL students.

  • Selecting Authentic Materials
    http://www.richmond.edu/~rterry/Middlebury/authentic.htm
      A checklist for selecting authentic materials for students.

  • Taking Literacy Skills Home
    http://www.ncsall.net/?id=286
      Research finds that use of authentic reading materials in class increases learners' out-of-class literacy activities.

  • Using Authentic Materials
    http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/think/resources/authentic_materials.shtml
      A short overview of the use of authentic materials in an adult classroom.

  • Using Authentic Text (from a virtual conference)
    http://www.schools.nsw.edu.au/schoollibraries/teaching/vc_4.htm
      This resource explores issues related to authentic texts, strategies for their use with students, and the implications for explicit teaching in an information skills framework.
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