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MN ABE Reading Practitioners Schoology Group

MN ABE Reading Practitioners Schoology Group

Join an online discussion about Evidence-Based Reading Instruction (EBRI)! The new Reading Practitioner Group is open to all MN ABE program managers, teachers, and support staff who want to expand their knowledge and use of EBRI. Read More

The Launch of the New STAR Training

The Launch of the New STAR Training

ATLAS is launching the new STAR hybrid training in 2019-2020! New participants learn about evidence-based reading instruction from online modules, submit assignments to an online portfolio, receive ongoing support from STAR trainers and their cohort, and action plan guidance from their STAR team. Read More

Using a Volunteer Force for Fluency

Using a Volunteer Force for Fluency

This collaborative article describes how Minneapolis Adult Education uses a “force” of volunteers to deliver fluency instruction with Beginning/Intermediate ABE and Beginning/Intermediate/Advanced ESL students. Even if you teach in a multi-level class or one-room schoolhouse, their proven success and routine may inspire you to do the same on a smaller… Read More

Intentional Phonics Magic

Intentional Phonics Magic

This article describes how several Columbia Heights/Fridley teachers and volunteers are working together to provide phonics lessons to small groups of ELLs, resulting in overall reading progress because students are not stalling out due to gaps in their English phonics knowledge. Read More

Strike Lesson Planning Gold with the CareerKit Project

Strike Lesson Planning Gold with the CareerKit Project

The CareerKit Project consists of lessons and materials that introduce learners to careers in ten sectors. The kits were developed to introduce learners to careers in each sector, while also building core reading, writing, research and math skills. Read More

The Change Agent: Upcoming Webinar and Call for Articles

The Change Agent: Upcoming Webinar and Call for Articles

The Change Agent, a biannual magazine for adult educators and learners, is a low-cost teaching resource that features writings by adult learners and inspires adult educators and learners to make civic participation and social justice part of their teaching and learning. Read More

A CCRS Star is Born! Third CCRS Classroom Video Now Available

A CCRS Star is Born! Third CCRS Classroom Video Now Available

In the third and final video of the CCRS in the ABE Classroom series, Dan Bruski of Hopkins ABE skillfully integrates a variety of teaching standards into his beginning level ESL class. During the lesson, learners work on strengthening their vocabulary, developing grammar and critical thinking skills, and using language… Read More

Word-Level Focused Activities to Help Low-Literacy ESL Learners Decode: PART 3

Word-Level Focused Activities to Help Low-Literacy ESL Learners Decode: PART 3

Focusing on word beginnings and word families can help learners recognize patterns, which can improve their ability to decode words. Help your adult ESL learners with writing and speaking production in Part 3 of this alphabetics routine. Read More

2019 Language & Literacy Institute: Registration Now Open!

2019 Language & Literacy Institute: Registration Now Open!

Registration is OPEN for the 2019 Language & Literacy Institute on January 24-25! The past three Institutes have been extremely successful, and some workshops may fill, so don’t wait – register now to ensure you get into the workshops you want!… Read More

Word-Level Focused Activities to Help Low-Literacy ESL Learners Decode: PART 2

Word-Level Focused Activities to Help Low-Literacy ESL Learners Decode: PART 2

Focusing on word beginnings and word families can help learners recognize patterns, which can improve their ability to decode words. Help your adult ESL learners recognize initial phonemes with Part 2 of this alphabetics routine. Read More