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Adult Literacy Information


Adult Literacy Supplies

Clicking here will open the library’s request form for adult literacy supplies. Please use this form to request supplies for your tutoring sessions.


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Fill out this form or call (225) 686-4100


Adult Literacy Tutor Education

Basics of Adult Literacy Education

Funded by the US Dept of Ed, Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE), this introduction to teaching adults has valuable information, from instructional techniques to information about adult learners.

California Library Literacy Services

California Library Literacy Services has tutor training pages that also include sample curriculum to help adult learners meet their goals.

Illinois State Library Adult Literacy Volunteer Tutor Training

Tutor training module that includes reading techniques, instructional strategies, and helpful tips on tailoring tutoring to learning styles.

LINCS Learner Web

High-quality instructional resources informed by research, especially scientifically based and other rigorous research, for use by adult education and literacy educators.

HopeLink Tutor Support

Seattle-area Adult Literacy Program site has a training module and sample lesson plans and activities.


Literacy Works

Literacy Works is a Chicago-area literacy program for families and adults. Please see their “Resources” pages for numerous links and documents to aid your tutorials.

TEAL (Teaching Excellence in Adult Literacy)

TEAL is a professional development site funded by the Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE) of the U.S. Department of Education focused on writing and ABE learners.

Literacy Works Resources on Pinterest

A collection of resources on Pinterest, including over 300 pins in more than twenty different boards.

Supporting Adult Literacy in Public Libraries

A list of links and resources for libraries.

The American Dream Starts @ Your Library Print and Digital Resources

Long bibliography of adult learner and ESL resources. Items could be ILL’ed.

LINCS Resource Collections and ProLiteracy

LINCS (Literacy Information and Communication System) is a Dept of Ed website. Many of these resources concern research and theory, with ProLiteracy.

Community Resources

Residential Services for Adults with
Developmental Disabilities

Many individuals with developmental disabilities are able to live independently in the community with support. In Baton Rouge, Residential Services is comprised of three community homes which provide continuity of care to 22 adults diagnosed with various developmental delays.

International Dyslexia Association

The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is an international organization that concerns itself with the complex issues of dyslexia. The IDA membership consists of a variety of professionals in partnership with dyslexics and their families and all others interested in The Association’s mission.

IDA Provider Directory

A list of local professionals who provide services to the dyslexic community.

Livingston Parish Public Schools GED Classes

Information on free classes in Livingston Parish that cover literacy skills and GED subject matter.

Louisiana Workforce Commission Rehabilitation Services

Louisiana Rehabilitation Services (LRS) assists persons with disabilities in their desire to obtain or maintain employment and/or achieve independence in their communities by providing rehabilitation services and working cooperatively with business and other community resources.

Livingston Parish School Board Family Resource Center

The Family Resource Center is a loaning library open to parents with children enrolled in Livingston Parish Public Schools. Its goal is to provide resources to parents that will assist families with their child’s educational needs.


ABC Fast Phonics

Tutorial that uses cartoons and sounds with audio narration and clickable words to teach phonics.


Basic English Word List

This list is based on Charles Kay Ogden’s Basic English ordered word list.


What is Guided Oral Reading?

An article explaining guided oral reading with added examples.


Common Errors in English Usage

A large list of common usage errors and misconceptions with explanations. Helpful for tutees who are learning to expand and sharpen their vocabulary.

Teaching Content is Teaching Reading

A short YouTube video about the importance of content in reading comprehension.

Cloze Procedure in the Teaching of Reading

Journal rticle about the Cloze Method.


Readability Calculator

Free online software tool that calculates readability.

Hi-Lo Resources

The Times in Plain English

Important news from America’s best sources of information. The writing is in clear, readable English.

Reading Skills for Today’s Adult

Printable short hi-lo stories organized by GE level with activities.

Bible in Basic English

The Bible presented in Charles Kay Ogden’s Basic English.

Simple English Wikipedia

A Wikipedia encyclopedia written in Basic English.

Medline Plus

Health and drug information in easy-to-understand English.