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Sample Activity

Teaching and Learning in Authentic Contexts

5. Overview of This Research (25 minutes)

Divide the group into four pairs or small groups. Ask each pair or group to use Reading #1: “Taking Literacy Skills Home” to answer the questions on this newsprint and be ready to report their answers to the group.

Ask each pair or group if they have questions about how the research was conducted. List these questions on the newsprint. Suggest that, as they read more about this study, they may discover the answers.

They may also want to read the NCSALL Report # 17, Affecting Change in Literacy Practices of Adult Learners [PDF] for more detail on how the research was conducted. Tell participants that this report is available free for downloading from NCSALL's Web site, under Publications, Reports.