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Part of a series of instructor guides designed to support Ohio's ACT Work Keys System, this book addresses the skills required to read and understand the kinds of documents used in the workplace and to apply the information they contain in performing job tasks. It is for teachers, tutors, parents, mentors, and trainers seeking strategies for preparing people to apply reading skills to real-life situations at home and in the workplace. Learning activities are designed for learners in secondary, postsecondary, and adult training situations. The book supplements the curriculum; its learning activities reinforce basic reading skills and provide practice in each level of the Work Keys Reading for Information profile. Section 1 contains background information about the ACT Work Keys system and Reading for Information. A detailed explanation of the Reading for Information skill set and why learners need these skills is included. Section 2 contains information and exercises that help build technical expertise in Reading for Information instruction. Topics include workplace documents, leveling, and teaching tools/strategies. Section 3, the largest section, contains learning activities and practice problems organized by Reading for Information level. Appendixes include annotated lists of 10 resources and 4 Work Keys-related resources and assessment background knowledge and tools. (YLB)

Descriptors: Adult Education, Functional Reading, Information Literacy, Instructional Materials, Job Skills, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Postsecondary Education, Reading Skills, Secondary Education, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Vocational Education, Workplace Literacy

Center on Education and Training for Employment, 1900 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1090, Tel: 800-848-4815, ext. 24277, Fax: 614-292-1260, Web site: (TLRI, $35).

Author: Morrow, Cherie


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