HOW CLEAR ARE PAMPHLETS?
To show the language and graphics used in community pamphlets. To give participants the tools to design a pamphlet, with an awareness of Clear Language principals
copies of 10 to 20 different pamphlets each participant should have copies of the same pamphlets flipchart paper markers
On flip chart paper briefly describe Clear Language. Clear Language means to use familiar words, good layout and easy to read type style.
Give each participant 10 to 20 pamphlets that are available in the resource library. The participants should have copies of the same pamphlets. Ask the participants to look at the pamphlets and decide which ones are easy and enjoyable to read and which ones are difficult to read.
On flipchart paper formulate a list of characteristics that make a pamphlet easy and enjoyable to read.
Ask the participants to hold up the
Look at the pamphlet from your Centre. Discuss what changes could be made to make the pamphlet easier to read. Try to make these changes as soon as possible.
Donna Smith, London Literacy Network