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04/01/13 — Literacy Connections helps adults' basic reading skills

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Literacy Connections helps adults' basic reading skills

By Josh Ellerbrock
Published in News on April 1, 2013 1:46 PM

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Andi DeRoin, right, lead tutor and AmeriCorps member, works with Marquis Miller on his reading and writing skills at Literacy Connections of Wayne County. DeRoin will work with 25 literacy students on an average day. Miller has been going to the center since last August and has increased his reading and writing capabilities one level according to the CASAS test, which is a standardized test for literacy.

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Marquis Miller writes a short story during his literacy lessons at Literacy Connections of Wayne County.

Andi DeRoin spends a few moments staring at a sign-in sheet. The small organized lines that should create meaning are incomprehensible to her. Should she sign her name? Maybe a birthday? Or perhaps a phone number? She just can't...

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