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Diana’s ELL Writing Practice: A FREE Website for ABE/ESL Teachers and Students

Diana’s ELL Writing Practice: A FREE Website for ABE/ESL Teachers and Students

Introducing a free Google site for teaching writing skills! It does not require a login, is easy for students to navigate, has no distracting pop-ups, and is accessible from a computer or smart phone. 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

How to Eat an Elephant: Increasing Your Students’ Success on the GED Extended Response

How to Eat an Elephant: Increasing Your Students’ Success on the GED Extended Response

Do your students struggle with writing? This article gives tips and insights that the author gained by attending a session that focused on the GED extended response at this year’s COABE conference. It includes links to resources that GED writing teachers will find helpful. Read More

New Marshall Adult Literacy Online English Language Tool: Feedback Requested!

Your ABE expertise is needed to help test out a new Minnesota home-grown English Language online distance learning tool!… Read More

Learn about LINCS!

Learn about LINCS!

The Literacy Information and Communication System (LINCS) offers freely available courses, resources, and community for adult educators. Check out this powerful resource!… Read More

Getting Started, Moving Forward, Part 3: More from Achieve the Core!

Getting Started, Moving Forward, Part 3: More from Achieve the Core!

Get more from Achieve the Core, a comprehensive website that offers “free, ready-to-use classroom resources designed to help educators understand and implement college and career ready standards.”… Read More

Resources for Improving Student Writing

Resources for Improving Student Writing

Having strategies and tools for improving student writing can take some of the fear and frustration away from the writing process. This article gives some easy and practical tips for helping your students become better writers. Read More

Getting Started, Moving Forward, Part 2: More About Teaching the CCRS Writing Standards

Getting Started, Moving Forward, Part 2: More About Teaching the CCRS Writing Standards

This is Part 2 on teaching the Writing Standards in a way that cultivates both students’ reading and writing capacities, including examples of reading-writing tasks for cross-implementation of the Writing Standards at Levels C-E, or GE 4-12. Read More

Getting Started, Moving Forward: An Explicit Plan for Teaching the Writing Standards

An explicit instructional plan for teaching the Writing Standards in a way that cultivates both students’ reading and writing capacities, plus examples of reading-writing tasks for cross-implementation of the Writing Standards at Levels A-C. Read More