About the Adult ELL Pathway To Literacy Initiative
Who are we?
The Pathway to Literacy initiative grew out of an apparent gap in resources and services for adult English AND literacy learners. With the vision and leadership of Ginger Kosobucki (Immigrant Welcome Center) and Kari Moore (Exodus Refugee Immigration), deep collaboration among Indianapolis-area adult education providers and individual teachers began. The team has been working together to research, design, develop, and pilot a tiered language and literacy program for beginning adult English Learners.
To view the Lilly Endowment-funded Adult EL and Literacy Research Project report and data findings, click here.
To see the overview, plan, and rationale behind the Adult ELL Pathway to Literacy Initiative, click here.
What can I find on this site?
This website aims to provide free tools for anyone desiring to teach literacy to adult English language learners. If you are entering the adult ELL and literacy classroom empty-handed, we hope you find a starting point here! If you simply seek to strengthen your existing curriculum, we hope you find excellent supplements.
The website includes the following tools for you:
Suggested intake procedures and tools (including multi-lingual reading diagnostics)
Lesson planning tools, including templates and sample lessons
Assessment tools and systems for tracking learners' progress
Reading Materials (Readers)
Links to additional resources
We stand on the shoulders of giants!
We are indebted to the intense work of those who have gone before us in this endeavor! We have consulted and culled resources extensively from the following groups:
Bow Valley College (Bow Valley Literacy Readers)
We are grateful for our supporters!
The Indianapolis Immigrant Welcome Center
The Indiana Language Roadmap
Initial research funded by the Lilly Endowment
We'd love to hear from you!
Questions or suggestions?
Contact us at adultELLliteracyIndy@gmail.com.
*If you notice broken links, please notify us so that we can fix them =) *
Cindy Sibert, formerly Catholic Charities
Marian Fox, Exodus Refugee Immigration
Cindy Reinhard, Indy Reads
Lori Eades, Central Nine Career Center
Kari Moore, Exodus Refugee Immigration
Ginger Kosobucki Immigrant Welcome Center
Mary Lou Cox, Washington Township
Liz Marcello, Instructional Designer