The Project Read Literacy Lab is a group instruction experience designed to help students improve their reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills and fulfill their six-hour weekly commitment. During the first hour of lab, the literacy specialist teaches a short lesson to the entire group. The second hour of lab is used for one-on-one time where students work with the literacy specialist or lab volunteers on individual projects and assignments. In addition, Project Read also offers an Employment Literacy curriculum to students, which takes place during lab hours.
Employment Literacy Hours:
Wednesday 12-2 pm OR 6-8 pm
Do you know someone who is looking for employment but struggles because they can’t read or write? Would improving their literacy skills give them the opportunity to find jobs or improve their current employment?
The Employment Literacy curriculum offers ten different topics dedicated to helping adults who are actively looking for employment and are reading and writing below the 7th grade level. Project Read provides students with the skills to be able to improve their standard of living through literacy.
Project Read tutors students using instructional materials designed to teach adults basic life skills such as filling out employment applications, creating a budget, or depositing money in a bank. Project Read assesses each student’s literacy skills, develops an individual learning plan, and sets goals with the students. These goals and materials help students progress beyond subsistence-level employment by helping them increase their literacy skills, which in turn helps them acquire and keep higher paying jobs.
Topic 1: Goals
Topic 2: Time Management
Topic 3: Preparing for your ideal job & information gathering
Topic 4: Reviewing & Writing Resumes
Topic 5: Creating & Finalizing the Resume
Topic 6: Writing the cover letter
Topic 7: Job searching
Topic 8: Interviewing
Topic 9: Interview follow up
Topic 10: Test-taking skills & Career preparation
*These weekly lesson plans are subject to change depending on the student’s individual learning plan