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Comic Creator from ReadWriteThink

Teachers and EL learners can design individualized comics on this fun and interactive website. The comic creator allows users to select characters, backgrounds, and props to facilitate writing dialogs.

Problem-Based Learning at University of Delaware

The Problem-Based Learning resource collection from the University of Delaware contains a variety of tools that teachers can use to begin implementing a problem-based learning approach in their classrooms, including evaluation tools, videos, and over 100 problem-based learning scenarios with lesson plans.

New Academic Word List (NAWL) Finder and Sorter

EAPFoundation.com offers a free electronic tool for finding, highlighting, and sorting academic words within texts. Their word source is the New Academic Word List or NAWL, a recent update of the Academic Word List or AWL. There is also the option of creating a simple, head word, or word family gapfill, where the found academic words become blanks in the text. 

Scoreboost Writing Across the Tests: Sentence Structure, Usage, and Mechanics – Evaluation

The resource evaluated here for ELA CCRS alignment is Scoreboost Writing Across the Tests: Sentence Structure, Usage, and Mechanics.

Workwise: Math at Work – Evaluation

The resource evaluated here for math CCRS alignment is Workwise: Math at Work from New Readers Press.

Math Connection Grade 4 – Evaluation

The resource evaluated here for math CCRS alignment is Math Connection Grade 4 from Rainbow Bridge Publishing.

GED Test Strategies Practice and Review – Evaluation

The resource evaluated here for math CCRS alignment is Kaplan's GED Test Strategies Practice and Review.

Prep for the GED (Math) Unit 7: Functions & Graphs – Evaluation

The resource evaluated here for math CCRS alignment is PLATO's Prep for the GED (Math) Unit 7: Functions & Graphs.

Pre-HSE MATH 2 Algebraic Thinking, Data Analysis, and Probability – Evaluation

The resource evaluated here for math CCRS alignment is Pre-HSE MATH 2 Algebraic Thinking, Data Analysis, and Probability.

Number Power Fractions, Decimals, and Percents – Evaluation

The resource evaluated here for math CCRS alignment is Contemporary’s Number Power Fractions, Decimals, and Percents.

GED Number Line – Evaluation

The resource evaluated here for math CCRS alignment is Edmentum's GED Number Line.

Achieving TABE Success in Math Level D – Evaluation

The resource evaluated here for math CCRS alignment is Contemporary's Achieving TABE Success in Math Level D.

Intro to Algebra, an Applied Approach – Evaluation

The resource evaluated here for math CCRS alignment is Intro to Algebra, an Applied Approach.

Writing Workshops & Seminars

Do you need to brush up your own writing skills before teaching your students how to write more effectively? This website provides hundreds of free writing resources, columns, and exercises for writers and teachers of writers. Examples include apostrophes, capitalization, commas, editing, hyphens, letter writing, persuasive writing, punctuation, and verbs.

Tiered Sentence Combining (TSC, 2014)

Explicit sentence combining instruction can help them write sentences that are longer, more complex or interesting, and varied in structure. This evidence-based resource provides a starting point that may ultimately improve ABE students' sentence composition, complexity, and comprehension.

Vocabulary 2 – Academic Word Lists

Academic word lists 1-10, presented in order from most frequent to least frequent usage across content areas.

Vocabulary 1 – Fry’s Instant Words, Phrases & Sentences

Fry's first 300 words presented in order of frequency and in simple phrases and sentences.

Teaching Analogy Phonics (TAP, 2015)

Provides reading teachers and tutors with convincing background information and testimonials, a lesson plan model and template, other reinforcement ideas, and over 100 common or sequential phonogram and word family lists for immediate analogy phonics instruction.

Quick and Easy Adult Reading Assessments

Quick and Easy Adult Reading Assessments test oral fluency, or the ability to read text accurately and smoothly, with grade-leveled passages. Quick and Easy Adult Reading Assessments…

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ABE Licensure FAQs

Find answers to common questions about Adult Basic Education licensure in Minnesota.

6 Great Ways to Help ESL Students Achieve Self-Correction

This article from Busy Teacher offers suggestions for ways that teachers can promote self-correction for their ESL learners during classes.

Teaching the Skill of Self-Correction

This article offers several suggestions on how teachers can help students to take ownership of their reading, monitor themselves while they are reading, self-correct when they need to.

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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

November 21, 2019 2:00 pm–3:30 pm
Minnesota Literacy Council
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Introduction to Khan Academy for Distance Learning (webinar)

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Registration Deadline: THU. 11/21/19 Join us for the next in our distance learning webinar series, where we explore the free website Khan Academy. Learn how to set up classes, enroll learners, assign content, pull distance learning hours, and more! This session will be led by Susan Wetenkamp-Brandt from… Learn More

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November 22, 2019 12:00 am–11:59 pm
MELEd
St. Paul RiverCentre
175 W Kellogg Blvd
St Paul, 55102

MELEd (MN English Learner Education) Conference

St. Paul RiverCentre
175 W Kellogg Blvd
St Paul, 55102

Deadlines: Applications for scholarships due TUE. 10/15/19 Registration for conference ends early November 2019 ATLAS scholarships to attend will be available soon!  Applications will be due in mid-October!  Please check back. For now, see the May 2019 newsletter article here: https://atlasabe.org/news/attention-esl-teachers-a-fall-conference-for-you/… Learn More

St. Paul RiverCentre
175 W Kellogg Blvd
St Paul, 55102
November 22, 2019 11:00 am–12:15 pm
Burlington English
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Data-Driven Instruction with BurlingtonEnglish

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Registration Deadline: THU. 11/21/19 Do you want to learn how to use the data from Student Progress Reports to customize your instruction? If so, join us and other teachers to “Drill into the Details” of BurlingtonEnglish Student Progress Reports. Teachers will learn how to run reports, interpret sample… Learn More

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