Voices Matter: New workbook for adults to practise their literacy skills

March 29, 2021

Voices Matter workbook

NALA is delighted to publish a new student workbook – ‘Voices Matter’. This workbook goes with the recently published book of short stories, VOICES.

Voices Matter was funded by SOLAS and the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science.

About the Voices Matter Workbook

The ‘Voices Matter’ workbook has worksheets and fun activities based around each of the 27 short stories in ‘Voices’.

It has activities for you to:

  • develop and practise your reading, writing and spelling skills,
  • reflect on the themes in the stories, and
  • have some fun.

You can download a copy of the Voices Matter workbook here or you can order a printed copy by emailing Helen Ryan at hryan@nala.ie


VOICES is a new collection of short stories written for emerging adult readers by 27 of Ireland’s finest writers and is edited by Patricia Scanlan. It is part of the Open Door series and published by New Island Books.

You can read a copy of VOICES through your local adult literacy centre, borrow a copy of from your local library (when open again) or buy in local bookshops or online directly from www.newisland.ie

The stories are written in plain English and are designed to encourage adults who do not read often, or find reading long texts a challenge, to discover the joy of reading.

The Department of Further and Higher Education and SOLAS funded copies of books for adult literacy students that were distributed to 120 Education and Training Board adult literacy centres around the country. The Department of Rural and Community Development funded copies of books so they are available to borrow in every library in Ireland.

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