Hi Gail, Original message:
We have a sighted friend who is going to do some work for us. In trade he wants us to teach him to read. I need to find materials available to a blind and sighted person.
Hmmm, well, that's a tall order. The materials you'll need are dependent on why this adult doesn't know how to read. Is he not an English speaker? Does he have a learning difference? These questions are what will affect what materials you use.
You also need to teach him to write. You can't teach reading without teaching writing. It's impossible, Gail. You just can't do it. So, you'll have to modify things, have him write on the computer. You would find it difficult to teach cursive writing, but he's got to write. These are two sides of the same coin. It's like learning Morse Code, you have to be able to send and receive.
Might I suggest stuff from literacy volunteer? You will need books that are not for children. You want subjects for adults but simplified, not dumbed down.
This isn't an easy do, and probably well worth the $5,000.00 Ann P. -- Ann K. Parsons Portal Tutoring EMAIL: akp@xxxxxxxxxxxx web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info blog: http://www.samobile.net/users/akp/blog Skype: Putertutor "All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost."Email services provided by the System Access Mobile Network. Visit www.serotek.com to learn more about accessibility anywhere.
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