The adult literacy programs here at Broward Community Schools are designed to help you build and develop your reading skills. However, your work doesn’t end when class lets out. There are a few ways that you can work on improving your literacy when you’re not in class.

Here are some things that you should do.

Read More

This is the most obvious way to work on your literacy skills. Read more books and don’t be afraid to challenge yourself. The only way you’ll really grow is by taking on some articles, novels, and other pieces that are a bit beyond you at first.

If you’re struggling a bit, try reading a book while you listen to the audio book. This can be a great way to learn how to read and pronounce a variety of words and phrases. Many libraries also offer free audio books alongside physical copies, so this doesn’t need to result in additional expenses.

Use Subtitles

This can be another great way to boost your literacy skills and add to your vocabulary. Just watch whatever TV or movie you were going to watch anyway but make one change. Turn on the subtitles.

As long as they don’t distract you too much, this can be a great way to read along and work on your literacy even as you relax and unwind at the end of the day. Once you’re confident in your skills, working foreign films and television shows that use subtitles into the mix is a great idea too.

Play Word Games

There are plenty of games out there that can help you focus on your literacy skills. Think Scrabble, Boggle, and their digital equivalents. It’s easy enough to load up a word game on your phone and play it while you’re killing time somewhere.

If you want to learn more about the adult literacy programs and other educational opportunities available at our schools in Fort Lauderdale, visit our website!