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Education and Human Development Master's Theses

1998

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Teaching Phonics To Adult Students Using Job Relevant Reading Materials, Andrea R. Stridiron Aug 1998

Teaching Phonics To Adult Students Using Job Relevant Reading Materials, Andrea R. Stridiron

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

When adult students make the decision to return to school after being away a year or more, they may have forgotten many skills, rules and/or generalizations of reading that will be crucial for their success in the work force. One of these is phonics.

Many students have forgotten basic phonics rules. This has prevented them from reading for pleasure, but more importantly, it has kept them from being successful on the job. It keeps them from reading and following simple instructions or understanding written memos from their supervisors or fellow workers. Lack of following directions can lead to accidents ...