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Evidence-Based Reading Instruction (EBRI) in the 2021-2022 School Year

Evidence-Based Reading Instruction (EBRI) in the 2021-2022 School Year

While ATLAS will not be running a STudent Achievement in Reading (STAR) cohort in the upcoming school year, there will be a variety of regional, program, and statewide trainings on Evidence-Based Reading Instruction (EBRI) that cover the essential components of reading. Check out what's in store! Read More

Storyline Online: Not Just for Kids!

Storyline Online: Not Just for Kids!

Read this ESL teacher’s story about using an online video library as the anchor for her weekly lessons. "Using Storyline Online as my lesson anchor makes our reading journey interesting, enjoyable, valuable, and is preparing my students and their children for school and life success!" 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. Several new slide sets have been added, so check them out! Read More

Teaching Reading: Teachers Share Updates and Ideas

Teaching Reading: Teachers Share Updates and Ideas

Teachers had a chance to share successes, challenges, tips and resources for teaching reading during a Networking Coffee Break at the Language & Literacy Institute on January 29, 2021. Check out the summary of the discussion at this informal networking event, and get some ideas for your own class! Read More

Stay Warm, and Keep Learning! Winter Webinars from Literacy Minnesota

Stay Warm, and Keep Learning! Winter Webinars from Literacy Minnesota

Winter is here in Minnesota, but you don’t have to brave the snow and cold to participate in training webinars from Literacy Minnesota! Join volunteers and teachers from all around Minnesota for free professional development webinars on a wide variety of topics including low literacy, reading fluency, pronunciation, and remote instruction. 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

Developmental Word Study: Part 2

Developmental Word Study: Part 2

Do you teach transitional or upper level adult readers? Part 2 of this series describes their characteristics and offers more ideas and resources for remote reading instruction! Read More

Developmental Word Study: Part 1

Developmental Word Study: Part 1

Do you teach emergent or beginning adult readers? Learn more about their characteristics and gain ideas and resources for remote instruction! Read More

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

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