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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

Journeys Anthology: Call for Submissions!

Journeys Anthology: Call for Submissions!

This fall, we invite your learners to share their voices and submit their original stories and art for publication in the 2020 edition of Journeys. Friday, December 6 is the deadline for this year’s submissions. The submission webform is now open! Read More

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