Click the links below to learn more.
- Adult New Reader Collection at the library
- News for You Online: A weekly newspaper written for adult learners. Enter password D41EB3 to hear the stories read aloud.
If you are a Read Santa Clara learner, ask literacy staff for a paper copy.
Tutor.com: Online tutoring help available every day between 12 noon and 12 p.m. You will need a library card to login.
Ultimate Phonics: The first 50 lessons are free on your tablet or phone. (Read Santa Clara learners can use a program laptop or iPad to see all the lessons.)
Lexia Reading: This app is for Read Santa Clara learners to use to improve phonics and spelling skills. Please ask literacy staff for help to access this app.
Grammarly.com: This is a free resource to help you improve your writing. Read Santa Clara learners can ask staff for help to use the program’s account.
Start-to-Finish: This app is for Read Santa Clara learners to use to access interesting books on a computer, tablet or phone. You can see the text and hear the stories read aloud. Paper copies of many of these books are available in the Adult New Reader Collection at the library.
- Online Tutor/Learner Monthly Report (If you prefer a paper copy, please let staff know.)
- Small Group Monthly Report Form
- Lesson Planning Form
Videos Demonstrating Techniques for Teaching Reading:
- Alphabetics (Phonics)
- Oral Reading Fluency
- Reading Comprehension
- Language Experience Approach
Adult New Reader Collection: Please ask literacy staff if you need help figuring out which books from the collection would be suited to your learner's reading level.
Instructional Resource Collection: Read Santa Clara tutors can access an extensive collection of resources, including workbooks, multi-sensory aids, learning games, paper copies of News for You and the Easy English Times. These resources are on the second floor of the Central Park Library, as well as a smaller collection at the Mission Branch Library. The literacy program also has laptops and iPads for use in tutoring sessions at all three libraries. Please ask literacy staff for help in accessing/selecting resources for use in your tutoring sessions.