[AAACE-NLA] Books for adult emerging readers
carl.guerriere at po.state.ct.us
Mon Oct 18 16:36:35 EDT 2004
I hope there is a qualified educator involved in this program somehow.
The fact that they are using Dr. Seuss books makes me very uneasy. Well
intentioned people can do harm when they do not have the proper
background and/or materials. Proliteracy's New Readers Press has age
and skill appropriate books. 800-448-8878
Executive Director/Literacy Advocate
Greater Hartford Literacy Council
One Union Place (New Street Address!)
Hartford, CT 06103
(860) 522-7323 (522-READ)
Fax: (860) 722-2486
Reading. It takes you places.
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[mailto:aaace-nla-bounces at lists.literacytent.org]On Behalf Of M C Smith
Sent: Monday, October 18, 2004 11:58 AM
To: aaace-nla at lists.literacytent.org
Subject: [AAACE-NLA] Books for adult emerging readers
Sorry to clog up the list with this question, but am seeking information
that I know many of you out there can provide. A colleague at another
institution has recently become involved in an adult literacy project
for a major sports venue, of all things (no, not the "idiots"* on the
BoSox). The ESL instructors are looking for appropriate books for
emerging adult readers, most of whom are non-English speakers. They are
presently using Dr. Seuss books. Can anybody point me towards some
age-appropriate resources that I can pass along to my colleague?
[* - Disclaimer: For those of you not following the baseball playoffs,
please don't be offended by my use of "idiots"--that's how the Red Sox
players have taken to referring to themselves. In the interests of
self-disclosure, however, I am a Yankees fan: Why not embrace
Thanks for your help!
M Cecil Smith, Ph.D.
Professor of Educational Psychology
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115-2854
(815) 753-8750 (FAX)
mcsmith at niu.edu
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