The Reading Writing Hotline has developed a range of beginner workbooks.
These workbooks were designed to assist people who are unable to access courses and would like to start learning from home. If you are able to tutor someone at this level you may find these useful.
1. Print the workbook
The workbooks are PDF files, designed for downloading and printing. Working online is not suitable for your learners and the activities are not interactive. Print in colour, as some of the teaching relies on colour clues. The materials work best if you print the whole workbook.
2. Teaching tips
Page 3 of each of the workbooks has Notes for your mentor, with some sound teaching strategies. They match the teaching approach taken in the workbooks. You’ll find short explanations under these headings:
Page 3 also briefly introduces the contents of the workbook.
3. Youtube videos
You also have a link to a Youtube video for each workbook. Your learner might find them helpful, especially if they want to do some work on their own. The videos go through the workbooks page by page, explaining what to do each step of the way.
Garage Sales is a general interest topic. Learners can learn to:
Going to the doctor
Going to the doctor is a general interest topic. Learners can learn to:
Books and babies
Books and babies is for parents and carers with young children. Reading with babies and toddlers is key to helping develop literacy in children. Parents and carers can learn to:
On the road
On the road is useful for drivers, but is also suitable for all learners. They can learn to:
On the road: Trucks
On the road: Trucks is a special workbook for truck drivers. They can learn: