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Attention!! Important Changes Coming to Newsela.com

Attention!! Important Changes Coming to Newsela.com

Parts of Newsela are becoming subscription-only, so read on for important information about changes to this popular website! Read More

Join an Advisory Team and Help Guide Professional Development in MN ABE!

Join an Advisory Team and Help Guide Professional Development in MN ABE!

Do you like thinking about how we grow as professional educators in ABE?  Three unique leadership opportunities are coming up for Minnesota ABE practitioners. Please consider joining the Language & Literacy, MN Numeracy Instruction, or Transitions Advisory Team!… Read More

CCRS Classroom Videos? You got it. Second Video Now Available!

CCRS Classroom Videos? You got it. Second Video Now Available!

You asked, and we answered!  If you’ve been wanting to see CCRS aligned instruction “in action” at lower levels, this video is for you. ATLAS and the Minnesota Literacy Council have collaborated on another wonderful new instructional video, available for free!… Read More

MN ABE in Action! A New CCRS Classroom Video Makes Its Debut

MN ABE in Action! A New CCRS Classroom Video Makes Its Debut

Check out the first video in a new, Minnesota homegrown series to see how the CCR Standards work in an ESL/ELA classroom!… Read More

New FREE Curriculum Resources Available through the MnPCC

New FREE Curriculum Resources Available through the MnPCC

Thirty (30) FREE complete curricula for math, ELA, social studies, and science are available to ABE teachers through the Minnesota Partnership for Collaborative Curriculum. Printable texts, quizzes, and activities – all standards aligned – are waiting for you!… Read More

FREE TEXT FREE TEXT FREE TEXT: Part 3

FREE TEXT FREE TEXT FREE TEXT: Part 3

This article is part three of a series highlighting free online text resources. This final installment includes websites that span low to high learner levels plus a website with free, original children’s books for parents to use with their kids in English or in several other languages!… Read More

FREE TEXT FREE TEXT FREE TEXT: Part 2

FREE TEXT FREE TEXT FREE TEXT: Part 2

Looking for some great sources for free text when planning CCRS-aligned English language arts lessons? There are some great online sources available for FREE! Here is Part 2 of my series on free text resources with a focus on English language learners. Read More

FREE TEXT FREE TEXT FREE TEXT: Part 1

FREE TEXT FREE TEXT FREE TEXT: Part 1

Looking for some great sources for free text when planning CCRS-aligned English language arts lessons? There are some great online sources available for FREE!… Read More

Three Resources for Teaching GED© Learners who Read at the Middle School Level

Three Resources for Teaching GED© Learners who Read at the Middle School Level

Teaching ABE learners who read at middle school levels is challenging, especially with so few GED© instructional materials designed for this audience. This article gives an overview of three middle school level resources for teaching adults math, English language arts, and science. Read More

ELA + Math = ? (Part 3 of 3)

ELA + Math = ? (Part 3 of 3)

How can all ABE teachers help their students solve math problems? Can we use simple strategies that we may already know from teaching reading? Yes we can!… Read More