Reading Skills

This board features resources on word analysis, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension.

Reading Skills

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READING COMPREHENSION: Paste any text (or type a website address) in the textbox on the site and this tool will simplify difficult vocabulary in the text to help with reading comprehension.

FLUENCY: This post on helping struggling readers with fluency is directed towards K12 teachers, but the information is helpful for tutors of adults as well. There are links to suggested activities and teaching strategies.

  • RSC Literacy Tutor
    RSC Literacy Tutor

    This is a great resource to try out with adult learners.

VOCABULARY: Crossword puzzles are a fun way to learn new vocabulary. Generate a crossword puzzle for free on this website using your own list of vocabulary words.

  • Lynne Price
    Lynne Price

    Great idea - thanks for sharing!

DECODING AND SPELLING: Free, downloadable research-based 30-unit course on teaching reading and spelling for adults. Includes Lesson Plans, Teacher's Guide and Learner Activity Book. Suitable for intermediate level learners. A LINCS Publication.

READING COMPREHENSION: This site has many video lessons and exercises for teaching reading comprehension and vocabulary.

FLUENCY: Leveled reading selections appropriate for adult learners. This resource can be used for guided oral reading, fluency practice and improving reading comprehension. - Developed by the Marshall Minnesota Adult Education.

VOCABULARY: This video demonstrates how to explicitly teach vocabulary by encouraging learners to come up with sentences using the new words they learn.

COMPONENTS OF READING: Research based instruction for teaching adults to read from LINCS.

  • RSC Literacy Tutor
    RSC Literacy Tutor

    This explains the components of reading and how to help your learner master the vocabulary, fluency, word recognition and comprehension skills necessary to be a good reader.

VOCABULARY: This video teaches how to use multi-sensory techniques to teach words with Latin roots, suffixes and prefixes for intermediate/advanced adult learners. This is a presentation by Christy Hendrickson at the 2012 San Diego Tutor Conference.