The Margaret H. Ley Adult Literacy Program offers evening continuing education classes for adults 18 and older in the spring and the fall at Neuhaus Education Center.
Our goal is to maximize the reading, spelling, and comprehension skills of our enrolled students by providing research-based reading instruction to the adult learner.
Our classes for adult students who want to improve their reading and spelling are designed to teach:
- Alphabetics: phonemic awareness, the six syllable types, syllable division strategies, reliable spelling patterns, rules for adding prefixes and suffixes
- Fluency: developing automatic recognition of words and fluent oral reading
- Vocabulary: study of words, word parts, word origins, and grammar
- Comprehension/composition: strategies for gaining meaning from text and for putting thoughts on paper
Classes are held twice a week 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Class placement determines whether a student attends Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays. Classes are taught by academic language therapists and kept small for maximum learner benefit. Most students attend classes for a minimum of two (2) semesters.