Teacher Training Guides

Teaching Basic Literacy to ESOL Learners - This text by Marina Spiegel and Helen Sunderland provides theory and practical applications for addressing early literacy instruction, learning styles, dyslexia, differentiation, assessment, materials and more. The book is aimed at practicing teachers and teacher trainers. 

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A Handbook for Tutors Working with Adult ESOL Literacy Learners -  Margi Felix-Lund created this handbook to support tutors working with adult learners in Portland. Please see her guidelines for use of this resource and download her lesson plan template  here

Making It Real: Teaching Pre-literate Adult Refugee Students  - Alysan Croydon wrote this guide which was published by the Tacoma Community House Project. It offers a wealth of strategies and activities for teaching all the language skills, including building necessary oral language on which to build print literacy. 

Tutor Curriculum Guide for Teaching L2 Adult Emergent Readers - This guide was compiled years by Cielito Brekke as a guide for tutors working with adult ESL students with limited or interrupted formal education and emerging literacy skills. The guide is a great go-to for new tutors who haven't had much teacher education for work with LESLLA learners. 

ABCs for Tutors: 26 Teaching Tips - This resource by Shelly Brod was published through the Spring Institute for International Studies in Colorado, USA. It's rich with grab and go activities for tutoring adult ESL students - A to Z!