3.1 Introduction to Functional Adult Literacy Materials
Functional literacy materials include copies of learners’ primers, follow-up readers, teachers’ guides to primers, teachers’ guides to follow-up readers and the curriculum. The instructor as well as the supervisor should take note of the key features of the primer and the instructions for their use.
By the end of the topic, participants should be able to:
• Describe the use of the different functional literacy materials.
c) Time: 1 hour 25 minutes.
d) Learning Aids: Primers, Instructor’s guide, follow-up readers, blackboard, newsprint, markers.
e) Procedure and Learning Points:
1. [5 min.] Distribute the materials ensuring that each participant owns a copy of the different materials.
2. [60 min.] Observe and discuss the main features of the curriculum, primer, teacher’s guide, follow-up reader, teacher’s guide to follow-up reader.
- Curriculum is divided into columns showing programme area, theme, objectives, content (units and topics), suggested activities and materials.
f) Assessment: [20 min.]
Ask participants to identify the relevance of FAL materials to their work.
Ask the participants to study the main features of the FAL materials and indicate how they will be using them.
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