Reading is a complex cognitive process of decoding symbols in order to construct or derive meaning (reading comprehension). It is a means of language acquisition, of communication, and sharing information and ideas. Like all language, it is a complex interaction between the text and the reader. The reading process requires continuous practice, development, and refinement.
In order to assist our community members navigate this complex maze, we have assembled some useful links and additional resources that might be helpful.
Pinellas County Libraries
www.myclearwater.com/cpl – Clearwater Public Library System
www.dunedingov.com – Dunedin Public Library
www.eastlakelibrary.org – East Lake Community Library
www.gulfbeacheslib.org – Gulf Beaches Public Library
www.gulfport.us/gpl/index.htm – Gulfport Public Library
www.largopubliclibrary.org – Largo Public Library
www.oldsmarlibrary.org – Oldsmar Public Library
www.palmharborlibrary.org – Palm Harbor Library
www.pinellas-park.com/library – Pinellas Park Public Library
www.safetyharborlibrary.com – Safety Harbor Public Library
www.tblc.org/spb – St. Pete Beach Public Library
www.splibraries.org/ESL.html – St. Petersburg Public Library System
www.spcollege.edu/scl – Seminole Community Library
www.tarponspringslibrary.org – Tarpon Springs Public Library
www.pplc.us – Pinellas Public Library Cooperative
www.floridaliteracy.org – good resource for all areas
www.nifl.gov reading profiles, free tests, assessment information, sight words, can download
Applying Research in Reading Instruction for Adults, First Steps for Teachers
www.4pinellas.info — Living in Pinellas (contains lessons for tutors)
www.ncsall.net – (National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy)
www.ldaminnesota.org– The Adult Reading Toolkit
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