Readers

Gobsmackers
A series of adult level readers, each with accompanying tutor tips and a selection of useful exercises with free printable worksheets for each title.
http://adult-literacy.net/gobsmackers-readers-for-adult-learners/

Resilience: Stories of Adult Learning.
This is an extensive collection of student-written stories on the general theme of resilience. It was a joint project with the UK organisation RaPAL so there are stories from the UK and Australia.
https://rapal.org.uk/resilience/

Page Turners
Short, easy-to-read stories for adults learning to read. Published by PRACE (Preston Reservoir Adult Community Education).
https://pageturners.prace.vic.edu.au/

A Fuller Sense of Self
A collection of stories told by adult literacy students, describing their life and learning
http://www.valbec.org.au/afsos/AFSOS-for-download.pdf
Some of the people whose stories are in the book were recently interviewed for this wonderful little video http://www.valbec.org.au/afsos/index.htm

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Sugarbag on Damper Publishing
This site has links to a number of publications, mainly on Australian themes. Each has text written at three levels and is accompanied by photocopiable worksheets at each level.
https://sites.google.com/site/sugarbagondamper/home

Tasmanian Council for Adult Literacy
TCAL’s website has links to three sets of student stories; Steps and Stories, Namatse Book Series and 25 Stories. Many of these stories are told by adults overcoming numeracy and literacy difficulties.
http://tcal.org.au/resources/books/

AMES Real Life Readers
A series of low level readers especially designed for ESL and literacy learners, each with an accompanying CD. Linked to CSWE levels, each reader has low text density per page and is beautifully illustrated to assist comprehension. The back page contains a vocabulary list. The series features adult interest stories in a range of genres such as humour, historical, ghost story.
http://www.ames.net.au/ames-bookshop-detail/ames-real-life-readers/37

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