Welcome to Write Away the brand new
writing forum for Project Read learners!

We've redesigned our blog so that adult learners working at Project Read can share what they have written with other learners, tutors, and the public. There are a few simple guidelines to be aware of.
  1. This is a moderated site, so submissions and comments will first be reviewed before being approved and published.
  2. Adult learners submitting their writing have the option of using their first name (only) or using "anonymous" for authorship.
  3. We wish to honor the writing efforts of the adult learner/authors, so no major copy editing will be applied, but we may suggest minor corrections in consultation with the author.
  4. Only active Project Read learners are eligible to submit their writing to the Write Away blog and there are two ways of doing this: send submissions via email to projectread@sfpl.org, or stop by the office with a hard copy of your writing.
  5. The views and opinions expressed on this web site are solely those of the original authors and contributors. These views and opinions do not represent those of the San Francisco Public Library and/or the City and County of San Francisco.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Continuing Education Class for Tutors -- May 18


Phonics Brush-Up

Presented by Andrea Jesse,
Project Read Tutor & Language Teacher

Tuesday, May 18, 2010
6:00 - 8:00 PM

Main Library - Latino-Hispanic Meeting Room, Lower Level

Tutors, this workshop is a chance to review the basic principles of phonics. Via a jazzy Power-Point presentation and hands-on materials, you will review many of the sound-symbol relationships of the language. Many of the principles presented are adapted from your very own LITSTART manual, but presented in a way that sheds light on some paradoxes of English spelling and sound systems. Handouts of activities that you can use with your learners as well as reference materials will be provided.

Please call (415) 557-4388 if you plan to attend