Who is the Fulton County Literacy Council?
We are your friends and neighbors who want to help improve the literacy, math, and computer skills in Fulton County. If you want to increase your competency in any of these areas, you should get in touch with us as soon as possible.
The Fulton County Literacy Council’s Advisory Council is a partnership of the following organizations: The Fulton County Library, Center for Community Action, Employment and Training Services of Fulton County, Fulton County Partnership, Inc., and Fulton County School Districts.
What do we do?
We help adults who may have difficulty reading, understanding, or writing English or who need help with preparation for high school equivalency, basic math, and computer skills. Students are matched up with trained tutors.
Where do students and tutors meet?
You can meet at the library in McConnellsburg or at a mutually convenient location. You can customize your program to suit your needs. You can work out your meeting schedule with your tutor.
Why should you learn more about the Literacy Council?
If you need help with reading, writing, math, computer knowledge, or just want to brush up on your skills, the Literacy Council is the place to go.
If you like helping people, enjoy getting to know people in your community, are retired, or just want to get out, being a literacy tutor may be a role you would enjoy.
Join us to become a tutor or to further your learning.
Call 717-485-5327 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Training for tutors is online or by group.
Fulton County Literacy Council
227 North First Street
McConnellsburg, PA 17233
Like us on Facebook: @fultoncountyliteracycouncil
Literacy Resources at the Library
For New Readers
- Laubach: The Laubach Way to Reading series is a four-level, time-tested method that has taught millions of adults to read. It is ideal for adult learners who have little or no reading skills and require a uniform, step-by-step approach to reading. Teacher’s manual available.
- Challenger: Challenger is an eight-level integrated series that develops reading, writing, and reasoning skills through high-interest fiction and nonfiction stories relevant to today’s adults. Teacher’s manual available.
- Placement tests are available for both series
Pre-High School Equivalency: Often, students with the goal of obtaining a high school equivalency diploma lack basic skills needed for test success. These books provide the basic content and skills and strategies to get learners prepared for HSE level work.
- PRE-HSE Core Skill books (Math, Reading, Writing Social Studies, Science); Math Sense series; Breakthrough to Math series (4 levels).
- Hi-SET: HiSET exam power practice; HiSET secrets study guide : your key to exam success; Language arts for the HiSet test; Mathematics for the HiSet test; Science for the HiSet test; Social studies for the HiSet test; Basic skills workbook for the GED test, TASC, and HiSET; ScoreBoost HiSET (set of 7 workbooks on math, writing, English and thinking skills); The Official Guide to the HiSET Exam.
- GED: McGraw-Hill Basic Skills for the GED Test; GED secrets study guide: your key to exam success; Writing for the GED test. 1, Grammar, usage, and mechanics; Writing for the GED test. 2, Reading comprehension; Writing for the GED test. 3, Extended response and short answers
- TABE: TABE test study guide: TABE test prep and practice questions for the test of adult basic education; McGraw-Hill Education : TABE : Test of adult basic education. Level D; McGraw-Hill Education TABE Test of Adult Basic Education level A math workbook
- Workwise series: The first three books in the WorkWise series teach key job readiness concepts and provide meaningful exercises to boost students’ confidence and get them job-ready. WorkWise will help your students explore career pathways, apply for jobs, create effective resumes and cover letters, apply strategies to have great job interviews, navigate new jobs, and more.
Puzzle books and workbooks for students to keep and write in
Tutor resources: Teaching Adults: A Math Resource Book; Teaching Adults: A Literacy Resource Book; Teaching adults : a 2014 GED test resource book; TUTOR : a collaborative approach to literacy instruction
Audio+book Playaways: Titles include Hamlet, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, Call of the Wild, Little Women, Murders in the Rue Morgue, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, Pit and the Pendulum and other Stories, The Scarlet Letter, Wizard of Oz, Oxford Classics (leveled).
iPads and Laptops: Can be borrowed for use in the library by students and tutors or at your agency.
- iPads have the following apps: GED Exam Prep 2017; GED Social Studies Prep Flashcards Exambusters; GED Science Prep Flashcards Exambusters; Practice test for the HiSET Exam Prep 2017; Khan Academy; Mad Minutes Mathematics; How to Get the Job You Want: Tutorial and tips; Deluxe Math Tapper; Math Minutes: Addition Lite; Financial Football HD; HISET Test 2017 Ninja Flashcards; BrainPOP; Sky Numbers HD; Smart Resume Pro: Resume Pro and CV Designer; Word Mover; Exam Vocabulary Builder.
- Laptops have MS Office.
- Free Resources and correlations for Challenger series http://www.newreaderspress.com/challenger-levels-1-4 (scroll to bottom of page)
- Free Resources and correlations for Laubach series: http://www.newreaderspress.com/laubach-way-to-reading-level-1 (scroll to bottom of page)
- Free resources and correlations for Math Sense series http://www.newreaderspress.com/math-sense (scroll to bottom of page)
- Free resources and correlations for Breakthrough to Math series: http://www.newreaderspress.com/breakthrough-to-math-level-1 (scroll to bottom of page)
- Tutoring Adult Learners using the Internet https://sites.google.com/site/tutoringandtheinternet/home
- Learner Web is a learning support system for adults who want to accomplish specific learning objectives such as improving their basic skills, increasing digital literacy, or preparing for a job. Learner Web offers self-paced instruction and is typically implemented as a combination of online learning and face-to-face interaction with a tutor or teacher. http://www.learnerweb.org
- This site has a great lesson bank and other resources on their page. http://www.paadultedresources.org/lessons/
- Tutors of Literacy in the Commonwealth: This site has a lot of links to other helpful sites along the side.http://tutorsofliteracy.blogspot.com/
Access to Learning Videos
This series of videos features real adult learners and tutors demonstrating research-based best practices for teaching strategies to improve reading skills in the four components of reading: alphabetics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension.
Pre-High School Equivalency
- HiSET: http://hiset.ets.org/test-takers
- GED: https://www.gedtestingservice.com/educators/2014-faqs
- Gale Testing and Education Center (Library card needed) http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/cham05692?db=TERC
Computer Literacy (and other)
- Contact Employment & Training, Inc. 717-485-5131 to get set up with Northstar Digital Literacy Assessment and Practice Sites. Through this program you can get certificates (with a proctored test) after learning various skills.
- For more than a decade, the GCFLearnFree.org program has helped millions around the world learn the essential skills they need to live and work in the 21st century. From Microsoft Office and email to reading, math, and more, GCFLearnFree.org offers more than 180 topics, including more than 2,000 lessons, 800+ videos, and 55+ interactives and games, completely free. http://www.gcflearnfree.org
- Basic Keyboarding Site https://powertyping.com/qwerty/lessonsq.html
- Keyboarding Skills http://www.manythings.org/vocabulary/games/l/
- Visual assessment of computer literacy from basic knowledge to specific programs. https://www.digitalliteracyassessment.org/
- An excellent site for beginners to access the numerous videos for instruction on basic computer skills and using the Internet. This site can be used independently. Articles in printable format are offered for those who want to go beyond the beginner’s level. http://www.bbc.co.uk/webwise/0/20595791
- Computer Skills check-off List https://www.litcouncil.org/images/tutor-resources/BasicComputerSkills.pdf
This project is made possible by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education through the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governor.