Celebrating Language With Adult Literacy Students

Lessons to Engage and Inspire


Francis E. Kazemek

Author Francis E. Kazemek offers a fresh perspective for those working with adult literacy students in a variety of contexts, such as Adult Basic Education classes, community-based programs, and GED classes. Written for both the seasoned and the novice teacher or tutor, Celebrating Language focuses on expressive and poetic writing—two forms of writing that most adult literacy classes don’t address even though these forms offer students excellent opportunities to engage in positive reading and writing experiences.

The book contains 23 specific lessons, all of which highlight different forms of expressive and/or poetic writing such as journal writing, prose vignettes, poetry, and fiction. Lessons also help you connect music and art with literacy. One chapter highlights specific strategies for helping adults focus on conventions such as spelling and grammar. Within each lesson you will find models to use with adult learners such as examples of literature, music, poetry, and art or student and author writing samples. In addition, the “Keeping ELLs in Mind” section provides suggestions for modifying lessons and alternative texts to meet the needs of your ELL adult literacy students.

Use these lessons to engage and inspire your students to become the writers they never thought they could be.

© 2008 | 192 pp.
ISBN 13: 978-0-87207-685-3

Celebrating Language With Adult Literacy Students

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