The following resources include lesson plans and activities, videos, and other literacy links to guide literacy tutors.

Lesson Plans

LINCS: Making Sense of Decoding and Spelling 
Evidence-based course of study designed to teach adult learners to decode and spell words accurately and fluently.

Family Literacy lesson plans (Pennsylvania State University) 
Lesson plans related to adult education, parent education, early childhood education, and interactive literacy activities.

Skillswise Tutor Centre (BBC)

This resource guide includes lesson plans, videos, and inspiring ideas from other tutors.

The Training Post (Laubach Literacy - Ontario, CAN)
Tutor-based site that includes lessons and instructional techniques.


Teaching Tools

California Library Literacy Services Roles & Goals
Help learners set their literacy goals. 

LINCS Tutor Ready: Resources for Tutoring Adults in Reading (create a free account)
This resource guides tutors on how to work with learners on phonemic awareness, decoding, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.

Ten Ways to Teach Writing (from Partners in Reading Program, San José Public Library) 

Graphic Organizers for Writing (West Virginia Department of Education)

Teaching Adults (LiteracyWorks)
Collected Internet resources on teaching math, reading, writing, and basic computer skills.

ProLiteracy Online Courses
Free, self-paced online courses designed to support literacy educators, including tutors. Topics include research-based reading instruction, how to adapt activities for English language learners, and more. 


Tutoring Videos

Partners in Reading tutoring videos 
Instructional videos on how to work with learners on decoding, fluency, vocabulary, and phonemic awareness.

Adult ESL Training Videos
A series of 12 videos on classroom approaches to teaching ESL to adults.