Lesson 4 - Principles of Adult Learning Illinois State Library

Exposure to Print Material

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Literacy development requires exposure to a variety of materials and genres.
Many times, tutors wonder what type of material to use with their adult learner. The types of materials are as varied as the learners. Materials can range from children's literature, young adult literature, workplace manuals, magazine articles, cookbooks, Bibles, or any other materials that are appropriate for the learner. It is also important that the materials used capture the interest of the learner.

The following are some basic guidelines for selecting appropriate materials.