We’ve always encouraged our learners to tell us what they feel…in their (own) words.

In 1982, Nashville Adult Literacy Council (NALC) officially opened its doors to begin teaching adults throughout Davidson County (Tennessee) how to read.  As relationships were forged between ‘learner and teacher’, our NALC literary tutors discovered that the personal stories the learners had once locked inside but now shared with them, were, in actuality, fascinating benchmarks … Continue reading

Our learners tell us what’s important to them…”In (Their) Words”

In 1982, Nashville Adult Literacy Council (NALC) officially opened its doors to begin teaching adults throughout Davidson County how to read. As relationships were forged between learner and teacher, our literary tutors discovered that the personal stories the students had once locked inside but now shared with them were, in actuality, fascinating benchmarks in individual … Continue reading

The Man Who Always Wished That He Could Read & Other Poems

Happy National Poetry Month!  In its honor, we wanted to share a couple of poems that our learners have written for our In Our Words books over the years.  Enjoy! The Man Who Always Wished That He Could Read by James B. Martin I’m wishing upon a star, No matter where you are. I’m wishing … Continue reading

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