Never Too Old: A How-To Guide for Developing Adult Readers’ Oral Reading Skills

Evan Ortlieb, Chase Young, Yolanda Majors

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Despite efforts to promote literacy in the early years, millions of people in the United States and countless more abroad are functionally illiterate. The importance of improving adult literacy proficiency is unquestionable; however, the pedagogical approaches to support this monumental undertaking have been scarcely researched. Moreover, the nature of what constitutes literacy today is ever changing. This article introduces a practical approach for teachers/tutors to support adult literacy improvement through using specific strategies such as Read Two Impress.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)213-216
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy
Issue number2
StatePublished - Sep 1 2016

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© 2016 International Literacy Association


  • 3-Early adolescence
  • 4-Adolescence
  • Digital/media literacies, Interest
  • Fluency
  • Motivation/engagement, Instructional models
  • Strategies, methods, and materials, Instructional technology
  • Strategies, methods, and materials, Morphology
  • Strategies, methods, and materials, Reading strategies
  • Strategies, methods, and materials, Supplementary resources
  • Strategies, methods, and materials, Writing strategies
  • Visual literacy
  • Vocabulary, General vocabulary
  • Vocabulary, Purpose
  • Writing, Audience
  • Writing, Fluency, Oral reading, read-alouds
  • Writing, Genres
  • Writing, Modes


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