The purpose of this manual is to help Volunteers working in literacy to build the capacity of their host country counterparts by organizing ideas, activities, and lesson plans for each of the concepts highlighted in the Literacy Wheel. In addition to sharing the interactive lessons and activities in this manual, consider doing the exercises and action planning along with your counterparts. Working through the exercises and gathering information with a counterpart helps establish a collaborative partnership and builds the capacity of local teachers in the process. This manual could also be used as a resource to conduct teacher training workshops.
Some of the sample activities may require some adaptation on your part to make them relevant for your classroom. Alternatively, you may find that the lessons or proposed activities just do not resonate in your cultural context or in the classrooms in which you work. For that reason, the activities and ideas included vary greatly. Some start at a very basic level and need no, or very few, material resources to implement, while others are more complex and require some preparation of resources or materials in order to meet the session’s goals.