Project Read at The Bridge at Main is the adult literacy program of the San Francisco Public Library. We help English-speaking adults improve their basic reading and writing skills so they may access greater opportunities in their lives. This is a friendly internet site where adult learners can share what they have written as part of their tutoring sessions or on their own.
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.
This is a moderated site, so submissions and comments will first be reviewed before being approved and published.
Adult learners submitting their writing have the option of using their first name (only) or using "anonymous" for authorship.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop by the office with a hard copy of your writing.
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.
Sizing-Up Your Syllables Presented by Andrea Jesse,
Project Read Tutor & Language Teacher
Tutors, this workshop is a chance to review the basic principles of syllabication. Via a jazzy PowerPoint presentation and hands-on materials and activities, you will review many of the rules used to divide words into syllables. Exercises will be presented that can help your learner recognize syllable types and syllable division which can help improve spelling and pronunciation. Resources available to all tutor-learner teams will also be shared and discussed.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Main Library—Latino-Hispanic Meeting Room—Lower Level
You can write the letter yourself or get as much help as you need from your tutor/staff. You can even dictate your story to your tutor as s/he writes down your words. This challenge is for everyone—from beginning to advanced learners.
Give the letter along with the entry form to the Project Read staff.
All authors will have their letters published in a booklet.
Entry forms and a 10-page instructional curriculum, that can be used by tutor-learner teams as part of their lesson plan, are available in hard copy at the Project Read office and electronically on the Project Read website -- www.projectreadsf.org -- under "What's New!"