3.3 Conducting Classes using Functional Literacy Methods and Materials
New methods and materials have been developed to enable learners develop skills which are useful in their life situations. It is important that these methods and materials be used.
By the end of this topic, the participants should be able to:
• Conduct an adult literacy class.
c) Time: 1 hour 40 minutes.
d) Learning Aids: Blackboard, resource materials, lesson plan.
e) Procedure and Learning Points:
1. [90 min.] The trainers arrange both the instructional and supportive materials relevant for the particular class/session, and use the trainees to demonstrate (a simulation exercise).
Steps in actual facilitation:
- Generative picture (e.g. of food) is used to generate discussion among learners who study the picture very critically. Questions asked may include:
- What do you see in the picture?
- The literacy instructor introduces a sentence. He/She reads out loudly. Learners repeat after him/her. He/She writes sentence on the blackboard. Learners write the sentence after him/her.
- Instructor isolates the vowels in the sentence.
- Forming words from syllables
- Instructor guides learners to form words repeatedly, e.g. ba baa, bi bii, using consonants with one or two vowels.
- Learners are guided in reading, writing and integrating with numeracy.
- Instructor guides learners in holding chalk and pencil as they practice to write.
f) [10 min.] Assessment:
Ask participants to answer the following questions:
- What have you liked in this session and why?
Ask participants to go and prepare lesson plans of their own.
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