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Reading Resources for Educators and Adult Learners

Family literacy starts with adult literacy. That’s why the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy is committed to supporting adult learners nationwide.

The Reading Resource Library is a tool created for educators to share with learners and is filled with topically relevant, educational, and captivating books for readers of all ages and levels. Start by selecting the specific release from the options below, then explore the Resource Guides for information like topic background, reading level, and even instructions on how best to use the Reading Resource Library.

For more support in teaching with these materials, explore the following resources:

General Resources

Instructor Planning Materials

 

Civil Rights Resources

Civil Rights Resource: Text Set Exploration

Civil Rights and Diverse America Resource: Multimedia Exploration

Civil Rights and Diverse America Resource: Read and Reflect

Civil Rights and Diverse America Resource: Small Group Engagement

 

Writing Resources

Writing Activities and Resources

 

Reading and Family Engagement

Building a Reading Life for Learners and Families

New resources will be added each quarter.

Reading Resource Library

Collection One

Released in February 2021, this resource includes high interest books at a variety of reading levels and is intended to support adult education and literacy-focused teachers in their curriculum.

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Reading Resource Library

Collection Two

Released in April 2021, this resource includes high interest books at a variety of reading levels and is intended to support adult education and literacy-focused teachers in their curriculum.

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Reading Resource Library

Collection Three

Released in July 2021, this resource includes high interest books at a variety of reading levels and is intended to support adult education and literacy-focused teachers in their curriculum. This month’s topic areas include Historical Fiction, Diverse America, Family and Community, and Collections or Series.

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Collection Four

Released early, in September 2021, this resource includes high interest books at a variety of reading levels and is intended to support adult education and literacy-focused teachers in their curriculum. This month’s topic areas include Suspense and Supernatural, Realistic Fiction, Action and Adventure, and the theme, All Stories tell a Story.

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