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Tutor Tip of the Month: Talking Literacy

Letters can often look different when seen in different kinds of type. To help a beginning learner recognize letters presented in different ways, select examples of different styles. Cut and paste them on the same piece of paper. Make separate sheets for each letter your student is having trouble recognizing. As a lesson, learners can do this activity on their own and familiarize themselves with the alphabet.

Where can you find different font types?

  • Newspaper ads

  • Magazine headlines

  • "Junk" mail

  • Children’s books

  • and everywhere you look!

(Based on tip from Teaching Adults: A Literacy Resource Book)

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