Adult Literacy and Learning Resources

The Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, the Collaborative Center for Literacy Development, and Kentucky Adult Education would like to encourage you to develop a collection of titles appropriate for adult learners seeking to improve their literacy skills.  The CCLD has generously provided a list of titles suitable for adult learners.  Many of these titles feature the people and places of Kentucky.  This list is a great place to begin to build a library collection focused on encouraging adult learners to focus on literacy.

Kentucky Adult Education: Learning for Life – this site has information for students, educator toolkits, resources for employers, and an extensive section about the GED and local education centers.

Collaborative Center for Literacy Development – the CCLD promotes literacy and works to address the diverse needs of all learners through professional development for Kentucky educators and research that informs policy and practice.

New Books for New Readers – a series of books developed by the Kentucky Humanities Council for adult literacy students.  Each title in the series is 64 pages in length, and written with a simplicity of sentence and language.  The topical content covered in each book is designed to appeal to adult literacy students in Kentucky.

EUREKA! AGORA - Free searchable database of children's and young adult trade books appropriate for adult learners.  Includes information about individual titles, thematic collections, teaching ideas, and lesson plans from the Ohio Literacy Resource Center.

ALA's Information Literacy Wiki - learn to teach adult patrons information literacy skills and explore information literacy resources.

ALA Office for Literacy and Outreach Services - download the adult literacy toolkit and explore the many resources for library staff serving underserved populations.

KHAN Academy – free online video tutorials and practice exercises covering a range of topics including math, science, current events, and social sciences.  Brush up on basic arithmetic or learn advanced calculus.  Create a free account to track your progress and earn badges.

Online Writing Center --  offers tips, tricks and online resources that can provide an online student with the tools required to write expert academic papers.

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) -  offers over 200 free resources including information about writing, research, grammar, style guides, ESL, and job searching.

USA Learnsa free site that helps adults learn English and improve basic reading, writing, speaking and life skills.

 

 

Information updated 2/10/2014