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I have an adult ESL class – thrown in there recently is a bilingual woman – about 60. Literacy Volunteers of America (LVA) sent someone out to test her. She tests at a1.5 grade level (dunno how they get the “point five”).

I think she is getting some use out of the ESL class – but 'cause it is an ESL class, I have to tailor the lessons towards the majority, but try to get her reading and writing a bit.

My idea is to offer her individual ESL lessons (the LVA here doesn't have anyone free right now to do one-on-one tutoring in literacy); but I feel that I am not quite equipped to help her.

Any tips/tricks on teaching literacy? My only clue right now is to have her reading and writing with me by her side. My training is in ESL – and the LVA here also deals primarily with ESL (this is the second LVA I have been with that deals with ESL primarily).

Thanks,

Jennifer
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