Welcome to our Blog

We intend to post blogs on this page that will help you understand the problem of low literacy skills in our community, links to additional information, tips, and resources for our tutors. We will also post updates and stories about our agency, our tutors, and our learners and how we are trying to improve literacy skills one adult at a time. The mission of the Literacy Coalition is simple: Improve Howard County through Literacy

Free Assessments until September 30, 2017

With the funds we raise this year at the Kokomo Jackrabbits game we are offering free assessment testing until the end of September.
 
The assessment test is online and costs the Literacy Coalition $10.00 each. We ask the students to pay this one-time fee if they can. We are happy to be able to pay that cost for all new students enrolling in August and September.

The test gives us a baseline of their math and English skills. This saves time as we know what they need to review and where they need instruction. This saves time and allows us to design an instruction program that is individual to meet their needs and goals.

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NOV
Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday
After the Turkey on Thanksgiving and the battles at retail stores, sit back in give to a charity on the International Day of Giving
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NOV
Teaching Adults
An illiterate adult is never a lost cause. Try these tips if you can't seem to get your student to engage with the materials and don't forget to allow for some fun!
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MAY
Teachers - A Read-Aloud For Secondary & Adult Literacy Classrooms - Nightjohn
We believe in stressing the value of literacy to our students. Gary Paulsen's Nightjohn is a powerful reminder of this oft forgotten point.
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APR
Adult Illiteracy in America - Who Are These People?
Adult Illiteracy is a massive problem that needs to be addressed with compassion. It is easy to dismiss these people as lazy but that is far from the case.
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