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Morpheme Matrices Crosswords

These crossword puzzles and answer keys accompany Morpheme Matrices, an ATLAS resource focusing on morphological awareness. Six of puzzles target Latin morphemes (prefixes, roots, suffixes) and two target Greek forms and related suffixes.

Making Sense of Decoding and Spelling: An Adult Reading Course of Study

This scripted, ready-to-print, curriculum package is designed to improve accurate and fluent word reading and word spelling. It is useful for Intermediate level students.

CCRS Reading Standards: Foundational Skills K-5

Free, reproducible student activities aligned with Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Reading Foundational Skills (and other ELA standards). They are organized by grade levels (K-5), provide teacher pages outlining objectives/materials/steps, and include student pages without a childish appearance.

Newsela – Multilevel

This website provides several “levels” of the same newspaper articles on a wide variety of topics, along with accompanying online quizzes, that students can read and take.

Text-Dependent Question Stems & Frames to Reach CCRS Reading Anchors (Levels A-B)

How can we ask text-dependent questions (TDQs) at lower levels, when students' English language and literacy is still emerging? This handout offers a range of question stems and TDQ ideas for teachers at low-levels (CCRS A & B).

Reading Skills for Healthcare Workers – ESL

A free online Career Pathway literacy curriculum based on CNA and general healthcare content, including 175 selections for intermediate-level readers between 5.5 and 8.5 grade levels.

Phonics Pull-Out Kit

English language learners at many levels need additional assistance with building their phonetic awareness and strengthening their phonetic decoding abilities. The Phonics and Phonemic Awareness Kit provides a variety of activities that can be used with low-beginning to high-intermediate levels of English language learners.

News in Levels: World News for Students of English

This website has articles collected from around the world available in three different levels. Each level has highlighted vocabulary words and a listening track so that readers can hear a native English speaker reading the article.

Making It Real: Teaching Pre-Literate Adult Refugee Students

This book is a great place reference for both new and experienced teachers. It covers a variety of effective practices for teaching low-literate adult refugees, and describes techniques and activities that support these practices.

Minnesota Literacy Council Pre-Beginning ESL Story Bank and Curriculum

This curriculum builds literacy skills and incorporates level-appropriate Transitions skills identified by the ATLAS program's Academic, Career & Employability Skills (ACES) initiative, as outlined in the Transitions Integration Framework (TIF), into every life skill unit.

Improving Adult Literacy: Developing Reading and Writing

This booklet presents an overview of what is known about how literacy develops, the component skills of reading and writing, and the practices that are effective for developing them. It also describes principles of reading and writing instruction that can guide those who design and administer programs or courses to improve adult literacy skills.

ESL Literacy Readers

This collection of 40 theme-based readers features adult ESL learners engaging in everyday work and life activities. These readers, along with an instructor's guide, were developed to help ESL teachers create comprehensive, theme-based lessons for adult ESL learners.

Depend on the Text! How to Create Text-Dependent Questions

In this video from ReadWriteThink, a first-grade teacher demonstrates the process she uses to create text-dependent questions around a reading text. The strategies that are described are easily adapted to adult EL classrooms.

Beginning and Literacy Level Adult ESL Students

This online collection from the Center for Adult English Language Acquisition contains links and citations for multiple articles, guides, and handbooks focused and adult literacy level readers.

Breaking News English

This website is a long-time teacher favorite, featuring readings from news stories around the world in seven different levels. Each article is written in three to four different levels and contains printable activities and handouts.

Choosing Complex Text

This video from ReadWriteThink features a first-grade teacher talking through the steps that she uses to select a complex text for her class. The strategies that are described are easily adapted to adult EL classrooms.

Reading Skills for Healthcare Workers

The Reading Skills for Healthcare Workers website helps learners explore the field of healthcare. The website contains 175 readings, including pre-reading questions, target vocabulary, a text-dependent question set, and two prompts for writing practice.

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Morpheme Matrices Crosswords

These crossword puzzles and answer keys accompany Morpheme Matrices, an ATLAS resource focusing on morphological awareness. Six of puzzles target Latin morphemes (prefixes, roots, suffixes) and two target Greek forms and related suffixes.

Introduction to Child Development

Introduces students to the field of early childhood education and childcare. Students learn about different early childhood settings: centers, schools and family. They learn how to interact with children 0-5 years old and their parents. Major topics include developmental milestones, discipline, nutrition, safety and literacy. Introduces vocabulary, concepts and skills used in early childhood education. Class activities include creating and implementing hands-on activities. Also builds students’ reading, writing, math, and computer skills.

2020 Census Resources – NCL

In the spring of 2020, households across the United States will be asked to participate in the census. The National Coalition for Literacy (NCL) put together this collection of resources to help Adult Education professionals talk about the census and help learners understand why their participation is vitally important.

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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.

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October 21, 2019 6:00 pm–9:00 pm
Minnesota Literacy Council
Minnesota Literacy Council – main office
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Volunteer Navigator Training

Minnesota Literacy Council – main office
700 Raymond Ave., Ste. 180
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States

Registration Deadline: MON. 10/14/19 The Minnesota Literacy Council has developed and is piloting a new training program to prepare volunteers to be navigators in Adult Basic Education programs. Navigators are a mix of mentor, coach, cheerleader and guidance counselor. As a navigator, you’ll help students one-on-one in a… Learn More

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Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States
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Registration is now open for Making the Most of Your Edmentum Courseware on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM CDT at: https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/3017778289641834241 Join us for a presentation from Edmentum about how to make the most of your Edmentum courseware. We will discuss finding the… Learn More

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Open Door Learning Center – Lake Street
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Minneapolis, 55406

Fall Tutoring Kickoff 2019

Open Door Learning Center – Lake Street
2700 E. Lake St., Suite 2500
Minneapolis, 55406

Registration Deadline: SAT. 10/26/19 Join over 100 other tutors and teachers to share experiences and pick up new ideas for tutoring. This free mini-conference will feature a variety of 50-minute sessions designed to give you practical ideas and activities. The sessions are appropriate for 1-1 tutors, classroom assistants and… Learn More

Open Door Learning Center – Lake Street
2700 E. Lake St., Suite 2500
Minneapolis, 55406