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Roles and Goals

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“Roles and Goals” is the process tutors use to identify why learners come for literacy help. The resources below can be used to help create tutoring sessions and lesson plans that help learners meet those goals.

Write a Letter

Learn the Alphabet, Letters and Sounds

Read a Book, Newspaper, or Magazine

Learn to Type/Use Computer Keyboard

Search the Internet

  • Learn to search the Internet (PDF) - California Library Literacy Services
  • Google
  • Duck Duck Go - Internet search engine that doesn’t track your searches, collect or share your personal information
  • DigitalLearn.org - Computer basics videos, in English and Spanish, on searching the Internet, using a keyboard and mouse, introduction to email, and other topics

Pass the GED Test

Get an Email Account

  • Computer Basics - Learn how to send an e-mail or search the Internet
  • Gmail - Free webmail service developed by Google
  • Mail.com - Free webmail that doesn’t require a cell phone

Get a Library Card

Fill Out a Job Application

Look for a Job Online

Write a Résumé

Interview for a Job

Get a Job, Better Job, or Promotion

  • Get a job or get a promotion (PDF) - California Library Literacy Services
  • LearningExpress Library - Online interactive practice exams covering adult basic education, GED, SAT, and other test preparation, career and civil service tests, and more
  • Testing and Education Reference Center - Primarily a testing and education site, also includes career modules with subjects from career change to salary negotiations
  • Workforce Atlas - Free online career path resource that adult learners can use to evaluate their reading, numeracy, digital literacy, and career skills; research jobs they may like; download resume templates and interview worksheets; and more

Perform Current Job Tasks Better

Interact with Schools/Teachers

Plan Nutritious Meals

Write Checks/Pay Bills/Manage Your Money

Read Medicine Labels or Health Information

Share a Book with Children/Family

Take Children to Storytime at the Library

Community Engagement

Get a Driver’s License

Vote in Elections

Become a Volunteer

Pass the Citizenship Test

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