This set of 30 "Cloze" short stories is designed to provide reading and comprehension material that is appropriate for adults who have literacy skills that do not allow them to be/feel successful in their everyday lives. A number of reasons account for the large number of adults in this category. Failure in school, a broken family, illness, negative life experiences, emigration, second language English and many other causes may have contributed to their situation.Most of these adults are aware of their needs. They also often lack confidence in their reading ability and wish to improve and further develop their literacy skills.This is hard to achieve by oneself, so many adults look for support. Seeking help is a huge step. Adults who seek help may have different motivations, including getting a job or moving up the job ladder. Or it may mean gaining independence in commonplace tasks such as sitting a driving exam, writing a grocery list, reading the newspaper or doing personal banking. The main result of their efforts in literacy programs, in addition to increasing their reading skills, is the improvement of their self-image.
They will be able to feel the effects in every part of their lives.
Dr Nancy Mills, Adult Literacy/Numeracy author and editor, has over 25 years of combined experience in the adult education areas of teaching, tutor training, developing curriculum resources and publishing. Dr Graham Lawler is a British educator with over 27 years of experience in education, publishing and broadcasting. He has taught from primary through to University post-graduate level and can regularly be heard on BBC radio as Mr Educator.
Introduction ii - ivCloze Activities 1 - 30 Driving Drama 1 The Special Gift 2 The Swimming Hole 3 The Unusual Kiwi 4 At the Races 5 A Fishing Tale 6 Speedway Action 7 Stranded 8 The Birthday Present 9 Wearing Glasses 10 A Tramping Story 11 The Flaming Cake 12 A Bloody Good Movie 13 The Creepy Tarantula 14 Gold 15 What is Rugby? 16 Dolphins 17 Quick Finish to the Race 18 My Own Dog 19 Earth's Place in Space 20 Jet Boating at Easter 21 Throwaway Plastic 22 Turtles 23 Who Were the Moriori? 24 The Amazing Camel 25 Underwater World 26 Computers - Yesterday and Today 27 Hydroelectric Power 28 Girl's Best Friend 29 Building Bridges 30
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