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SW ABE’s “Reading Skills for Today’s Adults” Just Keeps Getting Better!

SW ABE’s “Reading Skills for Today’s Adults” Just Keeps Getting Better!

Through a unique crowdsourcing project over the summer, ABE instructors from around the country took the free materials available from Marshall’s revamped “Reading Skills for Today’s Adults” and created the free “Marshall Leveled Reading Program” with additional engaging activities for learners and instructors in new online formats! Read More

Introducing e-Advanced Alphabetics

Introducing e-Advanced Alphabetics

In response to an expressed need for online phonics, syllabication, and morpheme lessons for adults, ATLAS has created screen-shareable slide sets (or lessons) for remotely teaching decoding of compound, suffixed, and prefixed words with ABE Intermediate or Advanced ESL readers. Read More

5 Sites for Reading & Language Online Instruction

5 Sites for Reading & Language Online Instruction

Looking for ready made activities to use for online instruction? Here are 5 excellent, free sites that can be used online or in person to build Reading and Language skills. Read More

Readworks.org: An Excellent, Free Reading Resource

Readworks.org: An Excellent, Free Reading Resource

Readworks.org is an excellent free reading resource for all adult learners and is approved for DL use in MN ABE. Easily transferable to adult learners because of the science, social studies, art, history, and cultural content of its readings, ReadWorks is a web-based platform that works seamlessly on all devices. Read More

Introducing e-Diagnostic Reading Assessment!

Introducing e-Diagnostic Reading Assessment!

To assist with the challenge of delivering reading instruction during the pandemic, Marn Frank developed electronic documents for testing word reading, phonics, fluency, and comprehension from a distance. Despite the unpredictable school year, hopefully these “e-DRA” tools will support more informal testing of struggling adult readers to identify their specific reading needs. Read More

What’s Trending in Distance Reading Instruction?

What’s Trending in Distance Reading Instruction?

As educators have been forced to move their instruction online in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, this article shares “trending” ideas, platforms, and resources for distance reading instruction collected recently from Minnesota Adult Education reading teachers. Read More

High-Frequency Word Lists and Links

High-Frequency Word Lists and Links

Wondering which English words might be most beneficial for your students to learn? Here are five lists of high-frequency words from written or spoken English. Read More

Blending Technology into Reading Instruction

Blending Technology into Reading Instruction

Find out how one instructor blends technology with reading instruction – including alphabetics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension – and successfully engages adult readers with words, texts, and each other. Read More

2020 Language & Literacy Institute: Registration now open!

2020 Language & Literacy Institute: Registration now open!

Mark your calendars for the 2020 Language & Literacy Institute on January 23-24! This is ATLAS’s largest event each year, a two-day conference that you will NOT want to miss! Registration is now OPEN, so register on the ATLAS website. Read More

Let’s Connect…on Schoology!

Let’s Connect…on Schoology!

Are you missing opportunities to connect with ABE colleagues across the state to find out about important updates, ask questions, and share ideas or resources? Come join MN ABE on Schoology! Read More