Basic Reading and Writing

Functional and Workplace Skills

  • Individual can read authentic materials on everyday subjects and can handle most reading related to life roles.

  • Can consistently and fully interpret descriptive narratives on familiar topics and gain meaning from unfamiliar topics.

  • Uses increased control of language and meaning-making strategies to gain meaning of unfamiliar texts.

  • The individual can write multiparagraph essays with a clear introduction and development of ideas.

  • Writing contains well-formed sentences, appropriate mechanics and spelling, and few grammatical errors.

  • Individual has a general ability to use English effectively to meet most routine social and work situations.

  • Can interpret routine charts, graphs and tables and complete forms.

  • Has high ability to communicate on the telephone and understand radio and television.

  • Can meet work demands that require reading and writing and can interact with the public.

  • The individual can use common software and learn new applications.

  • Can define the purpose of software and select new applications appropriately.

  • Can instruct others in use of software and technology.

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