TITLE

Selecting literature for adult beginning readers

AUTHOR(S)
Thistlewaite, L.
PUB. DATE
November 1995
SOURCE
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy;Nov95, Vol. 39 Issue 3, p251
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Presents a suggestion for those involved in adult literacy education on the appropriateness of children's literature for adult readers. Difficulties encountered in teaching adults to read; Evaluating the appropriateness of individual books; Suggestions for asking questions that invite dialogue.
ACCESSION #
9512023312

 

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