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A Publication of Florida’s Adult and Family
Literacy Resource Center

September 2006, vol.5

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New at

My Journey

The 2006 Adult Learner Essay Book, is now available online in PDF!

Applying Research in Rea-ding Instruction for Adults: First Steps for Teachers (December 2005)
PDF format, HTML (accessible format)

This book seeks to build adult literacy instructors’ knowledge of scientifically based reading research and provide basic guidance on how to use it in the classroom.

Websites Worth
Checking Out

LINCS Special Collection: launched the newly revised site of the LINCS Assessment Special Collection.  The site has on-line resources and materials that are organized based on the roles of people involved in the work.

Gooding Institute for Research in Family Literacy announced a new section in its annotated bibliography, Parent Involvement.

Contributing Authors: Alyssa Baer, Kay Beall, Erin Balleine, Susan Hancock, Kelley Jain, Shakara Milton and Greg Smith.

 Featured Articles

Governor Bush Issues Proclamation: September is Florida Adult and Family Literacy Month

Governor Bush recently issued a proclamation recognizing September as Florida Adult and Family Literacy Month.

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New Technologies for the Learning Disabled

The information superhighway is making life easier for those with learning disabilities.  Listed below are a few new features the Internet is providing the learning disabled community.

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Adult Reading Components Study (ARCS) Video

The National Institute for Literacy (NIFL) and the National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL) recently announced the "Adult Reading Components Study Panel."

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Celebrate Health Literacy Month in October

Each October, health literacy activists around the world celebrate Health Literacy Month to emphasize the importance . . .

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Florida Lags Behind in Volunteering

Florida has a small, albeit intense volunteer population. The Center for National and Community Service released a new report. . .

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House and Senate Committees Recommend Level Funding for State Adult Education

The Senate and House Appropriations Committees bills recommend level funding, at $563.9 million, for adult education . . .

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Liza McFadden Nominated to Serve on National Institute for Literacy Advisory Board

President Bush has nominated Florida’s own Liza McFadden to serve on the Advisory Board of the National Institute for Literacy . . .

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Adult Learners Sought to Feature in Publication

Do you know past or present students who have made truly extraordinary progress?  If so, they may be great candidates . . .

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VISTA Hail and Farewell

The life of an AmeriCorps*VISTA member is one of transition.  Once again, VISTA members of yore are leaving . . .

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This publication is made possible through the Support of the Florida Department of Education, Division of Community Colleges and Workforce Education.

Florida Literacy Coalition, Inc. Florida's Adult and Family Literacy Resource Center, 934 N. Magnolia Ave.  Suite 104 Orlando, FL 32803 • (407) 246-7110 • Hotline: 1-800-237-5113

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2007 Florida Literacy Conference

May 2 - 4, 2007, The Orlando Marriott--Lake Mary


Grants & Resources

Funding for Literacy Organizations: can be accessed via Stephen & Mary Birch Foundation.

Breaking News English: this site offers current news at two reading levels with activities and pod casts.

Free Literacy Poster! 

To promote Family Literacy Month, the Florida Literacy Coalition is offering a complimentary poster of a father reading with his daughter.

Please help advocate for family literacy by displaying this poster in your local library or local literacy CBO.

E-mail Alyssa Baer with Poster as the subject line.  In the message, write your mailing address and the number of posters.  Please limit all requests to 3 posters.