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In Their Own Words: Reading and Understanding Through Paraphrasing

Effective paraphrasing builds students' reading and writing skills and boosts comprehension of complex texts. Summarized here are materials and techniques for teaching paraphrasing in various ABE contexts, including addressing paraphrasing for the GED 2014 Extended Response.

Vocabulary Lessons

This online vocabulary curriculum includes 38 lessons. Each lesson is focused on 5 Tier 2 (or academic) words and provides a Knowledge Rating Scale, definitions, synonyms/antonyms, examples, and guided practice activities. It is useful for Intermediate level students.

Text Structures

Each printable text structure activity provides six short passages and a worksheet for identifying each passage’s text structure (chronological, compare and contrast, cause and effect, sequence, problem and solution) and completing a related graphic organizer.

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ELA CCRS Evaluation & High Value Action Alignment Tool

Use this tool to determine a resource’s (curriculum, text, lesson, book, etc.) level of CCRS alignment and to identify specific high-value actions to improve a resource’s alignment to the CCRS. Use the embedded note sheet to record your thoughts.

CareerForceMN Tools and Resources for ABE Professionals

This document covers important resources for ABE professionals contained on CareerForceMN.com, our state’s career resource site.

Differing Types of Workplace Credentials

This 10-minute video from WorkCred.org breaks down the differences among credentials, certification, certificates, and licenses. There is also a handout from WorkCred.org that breaks down credentials, certification, certificates, and licenses, including how they are awarded, what they indicate, and several examples.

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MN ABE YouTube Channel

The MN ABE YouTube Channel is a free online PD resource that you can use to explore teaching techniques and classroom ideas in action! Find out more in this MN ABE Connect newsletter article.

Upcoming ABE Events

December 1, 2022 2:00 pm–3:15 pm
Russ Fraenkel
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ABE-Dev Ed Affinity Group Meeting

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Mark your calendar NOW, for this school year’s online ABE-Dev Ed Affinity Group meetings.  Attendees are provided two meeting options to discuss the same content, allowing for greater practitioner engagement.  The upcoming meeting options are: Thursday, December 1 (2-3:15pm) or Friday, December 2 (10-11:15am) Thursday, January 19 (2-3:15pm) or Friday,… Learn More

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December 1, 2022 2:30 pm–4:00 pm
ATLAS
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Algebra?! Not ALGEBRA! Let’s Make Sense of Math-y Relationships

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Registration Deadline: THU. 12/1/22 Did you know that algebraic reasoning starts in CCRS Level A?! Come experience a routine (Always, Sometimes, Never) that creates space for students to reason mathematically and justify their thinking, while “doing algebra”! In this webinar, you will get to participate in rich math… Learn More

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December 2, 2022 8:30 am–2:45 pm
Literacy Minnesota
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Volunteer Management Conference (VIRTUAL)

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Registration Deadline: THU. 12/1/22  The Volunteer Management Conference (VMC) is a one-day professional development opportunity that brings together Adult Basic Education staff who work with volunteers: coordinators, teachers and managers alike. This year, the conference will be virtual, on Zoom. Some of the topics that will be offered include:… Learn More

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