10 Oct New resources on the RW Hotline website
The Hotline regularly adds new resources to its website. The latest publication is our new free resource Reader friendly communication: A guide to using plain language. It explores how to
- use plain language
- understand your readers
- design your message
- present your information in different ways to reach as many people as possible.
It also includes useful case studies of organisations including government, education and community organisations which are currently providing great models in making their communications more reader friendly.
Take a look at the many videos on our website which could be useful teaching and learning resources in your classroom. Five of the videos on the website feature short conversations between literacy teacher Adam Nobilia and literacy student Mike who were both in the popular first SBS series of Lost for Words. The videos explore issues around literacy learning and teaching and could be used in your classrooms as conversation starters.
- Taking the First Step: Mike encourages potential literacy learners to take that first step in literacy learning.
- Teaching and learning from each other: Adam tells Mike what he enjoys about teaching and Mike talks about what learning approaches work for him as a learner.
- Different learning needs: This explores more deeply the different learning motivations and needs of adult literacy learners.
- Learning as an adult: Mike describes the differences between learning as an adult and learning as a child.
- What happens when you ring the Reading Writing Hotline?: This is aimed at potential callers to the hotline to explain what will happen when they call.
The Hotline website also has a range of useful resources for adult volunteer literacy tutors. These may be a useful starting point for libraries and organisations that want to start up a volunteer program, you can access these resources under the tutors tab at the top of the Reading Writing Hotline website screen.