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Bullet Adult Literacy Fact Sheet
These documents contain statistics and facts regarding adult literacy programs and poverty levels.

Bullet Beginnings: Ohio Writers' Conference
The stories from Beginnings were submitted by Ohio Adult Basic and Literacy Education (ABLE) students who were also invited to attend and participate in the Ohio Writers' Conference because of their acceptances.

Bullet Beyond Ourselves: Activities for Implementing Ohio's Indicators of Adult Basic and Literacy Education Program Quality
This publication contains a series of activities to be used in Adult Basic and Literacy Education programs which are sorted under various topics. For each activity, a description is given, along with the estimated time, materials, and environment that the activity will require.

Bullet Evaluating Even Start Programs - PDF file
This is a condensed version of a guide to local evaluations of Even Start family literacy programs.

Bullet Family Literacy Resource Notebook
The Family Literacy Resource Notebook is a guide to starting, advertising, and maintaining a successful family literacy program.

Bullet Family Literacy: Who Benefits? - PDF file
This document lists the ways in which family literacy can benefit everyone involved, including children, parents, families, and society.

Bullet Family Literacy Winter Fun - PDF file
"Winter Fun" describes several winter-related books with accompanying activities that parents can do with their children.

Bullet Family Math Fun Pack - PDF file
The Family Math Fun Pack gives examples of math and counting-related books and activities for parents to share with their children.

Bullet A Handbook of Effective Instruction in Literacy
This document is a guide to being an effective instructor in order to ensure the success of Even Start participants.

Bullet History Untold: Celebrating Ohio History Through ABLE Students
In these stories, Ohio ABLE students recount their own personal histories and events through which they lived, as well as the history of Ohio.

Bullet Initiating Even Start Programs - PDF file
This publication illustrates the methods which various Even Start Programs around Ohio used to start their programs.

Bullet Literacy Tips for Children - "Read and Write with Your Little One" - PDF file
This guide offers tips for promoting literacy with children of all ages, and includes a list of recommended books for each age group as well.

Bullet Leaders in the Field of Adult Literacy
This publication features the ideas of Eduard Lindeman, a prominent figure in the field of adult education.

Bullet Math Publications
These are a series of newsletters which highlight important information and activities to promote math literacy.

Bullet Ohio Family Literacy Survey - PDF file
This document is a survey for various family literacy programs to complete regarding their programs.

  • Ohio Writers' Conference (Beginnings)
    The stories from Beginnings were submitted by Ohio Adult Basic and Literacy Education (ABLE) students who were also invited to attend and participate in the Ohio Writers' Conference because of their acceptances.

    Bullet OLRC News
    These are a series of newsletters designed to keep readers informed of the activities going on at the Ohio Literacy Resource Center. These newsletters also contain informational articles for educators

    Bullet Parent Made Development Toys: Integrating Parenting, Self-Esteem, Literacy & Fun
    Provided is a list of easy-to-make developmental toys which help to promote literacy for children of all ages.

    Bullet Program Resources
    This series of documents provides a number of resources for family and adult literacy programs.

    Bullet Recommended Trade Books for Adult Literacy Programs
    This publication is a guide to literature that is suggested for adult literacy programs. The recommended books are sorted by category, and some teaching ideas are also available.

    Bullet Research in Adult Literacy
    These articles provide insight into and information on research and studies done on adult literacy programs.

    Bullet Research to Practice
    These articles present methods of putting adult literacy research results to practical use.

    Bullet Teacher To Teacher
    These newsletters contain important information and suggestions for adult literacy educators, from their fellow teachers.

    Bullet Technology Update
    These documents pertain to technology-related issues, such as getting online, computer viruses, and using the internet in the ABLE classroom.

    Bullet Tech Talk
    These documents discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using computer technology, such as email and instant messaging (IM) in the ABLE classroom.

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    Kent State University
    PO Box 5190
    Kent, Ohio 44242-0001

    Phone: 330-672-2007
    In Ohio Only: 800-765-2897
    Fax: 330-672-4841

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