Online Resources for Literacy Lessons

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Here are a few of the many online resources available to help DCLC Volunteer Literacy Tutors as they prepare and present lessons to their adult students. The resources are grouped by category and include some brief information about usability and format. Emphasis is placed on resources specifically intended for adult learners. Word of warning: Some online sites contain advertising links that take you away from the resource. Always read carefully before clicking on a link within these sites.

Contents

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General Resources
General Resources for Learners
General Resources for Tutors
Grammar
Grammar, General
Parts of Speech
Usage (includes Capitalization and Punctuation)
Reading
Comprehension
Decoding (Alphabetics, Phonics, Syllabication, etc.)
Fluency
English as a Second Language (ESL)
ESL, General
Carol Clark’s Facebook Tips
Citizenship
ESL Listening
ESL Speaking
ESL Vocabulary
Life Skills (Functional Learning)
Computer Skills
Driver’s Test
Financial Literacy
Goals
Health Literacy
Job Search and Career Exploration
Reading Forms and Maps
Telling Time
Workplace Skills
Writing
Creating Writing Lessons
Organization
Prompts and Practice
Spelling
GED Preparation
Practice Tests
Subject Study (Math, Reading, Science, Social Studies, and Writing)
Test-Taking Skills
Math
Math, General (includes Basic Calculations)
Math Games
Math Worksheets
Math by Subject (choose category below)

Decimals
Fractions
Geometry
Money
Percentages
Place Value
Pre-Algebra and Algebra
Word Problems

General Resources

General Resources for Learners

Note: While resources in this category are intended for adult learners, guided practice with a tutor usually improves the learner’s experience.

Topic: Digital Library Resources
Title:  Delaware County Library System e-Resources    Site: http://www.delcolibraries.org/explore-digital-library
Content:  Learning resources for all ages sorted by category (click “Show more” on “Filter by Category” side menu to see all categories); includes test prep, ESL (see “Mango” under Languages category), and research
Format: Varies by site; requires library card
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Topic: Tutorials for Learners
Title:  Goodwill Community Foundation (GCF) Learn Free    Site: http://www.gcflearnfree.org/
Content: Online tutorials in technology, work skills, reading, math, and ESL (under “Reading”)
Format: Slide show tutorials, some with audio; intended for adult learners
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General Resources for Tutors

Topic: Adult Literacy Lessons Searchable by Topic
Title:  Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council Lesson Planning Tool   Site: https://www.gplc.org/lesson-planning.cfm
Content: Lessons on more than 40 topics; most lessons include objective, vocabulary, activities, and resources; some lessons focus on Pittsburgh-area events and locations
Format: Click on topic and click search button to see lesson(s) available; printable using “print” button at top right of lesson
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Topic: Flash Card Maker 1; Flash Card Maker 2
Title: Free Printable Flash Cards    Sites: http://www.kitzkikz.com/flashcards/;  http://www.lakeshorelearning.com/general_content/free_resources/teachers_corner/flashcard/flashcardmaker.jsp
Content: Two sites for creating printable flash cards
Format: Type front and back of each card, and site generates a PDF file to print, cut, and fold; intended for school-age learners; usable for all types of studying
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Topic: Lessons for ABE & ESL tutors
Title: Index of Lesson Ideas    Site: http://www.eastsideliteracy.org/tutorsupport/General/GeneralLessonList.htm
Content: Lesson ideas from a Washington State literacy program grouped by category, such as Reading and Writing, Math, Basic ESL, and Workplace Skills
Format: Lessons are formatted with Description, Materials, and Suggestions, with links to handouts; intended for teachers of small groups but easily adapted for one-on-one tutoring; note that information given about their literacy program does not necessarily apply to DCLC
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Topic: Video of Sample Adult Basic Education (ABE) Tutoring Session
Title:
DCLC Sample ABE Tutoring Video
A DCLC volunteer tutor and adult student simulate a first session of ABE tutoring in 3 videos.

Topic: Video of Sample ESL Tutoring Session
Title:
DCLC Sample ESL Tutoring Video
A DCLC volunteer tutor and adult student simulate a first session of ESL tutoring in 2 videos.

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English as a Second Language (ESL)

ESL, General

Topic: Activities for ESL Learners
Title: Free English Learning Resources   Site: http://www.eflnet.com/
Content: Lessons, lists, exercises, and quizzes on grammar, listening, reading, and vocabulary; activities grouped by topic; highlights include a list of idioms under Vocabulary and audio files of sound contrasts under Listening
Format: Interactive with many audio files; some printable
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Topic: Activities for ESL Learners
Title:
Interesting Things for ESL Learners    Site: http://www.manythings.org/e/sections.html 
Content: Interactive games, news articles, stories, practice sentences and lessons; many activities contain audio and/or video; most activities are beginner level
Format: Navigation and usability are not always consistent, but wealth of content is worth the effort; intended for adult learners
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Topic: Activities for ESL Learners
Title: Student Lessons    Site: http://resources.marshalladulteducation.org/student_lessons1.htmContent: Interactive readings, games, and quizzes on practical and language topics
Format: Passages with audio buttons visible in Internet Explorer on PC and Chrome or Firefox on Mac (may not work in other browsers); use browser back button (NOT “Go to Student Lessons”) to return to lessons list; intended for adult learners
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Topic: Articles for ESL Instructors
Title: Internet TESL Journal Articles    Site: http://iteslj.org/Articles/
Content: Articles on theory and practice, grouped by category, from Journal for Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL); includes search function
Format: Includes school-age and adult learners
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Topic: Lessons for ESL Instructors
Title: Internet TESL Journal Lessons    Site: http://iteslj.org/Lessons/
Content: Lessons for ESL classrooms, grouped by category, from Journal for Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL); includes search function
Format: Includes school-age and adult learners
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Carol Clark’s Facebook Tips

Topic: Tips for ESL Tutors   
Title: Carol Clark’s ESL Tips    Site: Carol’s page
Content: Valuable links and advice for one-on-one tutors from a DCLC teacher who started as a tutor; tips oritinally appeared on DCLC’s Facebook page
Format: Suitable for ESL and ABE learners
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Citizenship

Topic: Citizenship Practice Test
Title: Civics Practice Test   Site: https://my.uscis.gov/prep/test/civics
Content: This official page of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services includes information about applying for citizenship, as well as an interactive 20-question practice test (scroll to bottom of page for link)
Format: Test is interactive with audio button so students can listen to questions; answers are immediately corrected with an explanation; test regenerates with 20 new questions each time it is taken; Spanish version available (choose at left on main page)
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Topic: Citizenship Preparation and Study Guide
Title: Citizenship studyguide    Site: http://www.citizenshipstudyguide.com/
Content: Interactive quizzes, games, and study activities focused on the U.S. Citizenship test; some activities in Spanish; some listening activities for beginner ESL learner; includes interactive U.S. map with Congress members
Format: Click on activity desired; some activities include audio; intended for adults applying for citizenship
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Topic: U.S. Constitution Text and Related Articles for Reading and Listening
Title: The Making of the Constitution    Site: http://learningenglish.voanews.com/p/5613.html
Content: Various activities focused on U.S. Constitution, including text of Constitution with read-along audio, video on making of the Constitution, and articles on key figures; articles on U.S. government and election available from main menu
Format: Click on article and scroll down to see audio button if available; highlighted vocabulary and/or quiz at bottom of many articles; intended for adult learners
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ESL Listening

Topic: Articles and Videos for Reading and Listening
Title: Voice of America Learning English    Site: http://learningenglish.voanews.com/
Content: “Let’s Learn English” video lessons, news articles with read-along audio for three levels of learners, and additional videos with read-along captions; includes articles and videos on grammar, idioms, and U.S. government
Format: Click on article and scroll down to see text and audio button;  highlighted vocabulary and/or quiz at bottom of many articles; intended for adult learners
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Topic: Audio Lessons and Quizzes on Prepositions
Title: Prepositions in English   Site: http://www.mcedservices.com/Prepex/QUIZEX.HTM
Content: Eight audio-video lessons showing the important connecting function of prepositions; prepositions are grouped by function
Format: Site works best in Internet Explorer; each lesson followed by three interactive quizzes
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Topic: Job Interview Tips and Listening Skills
Title:
  Job Interviewing Example by Kenneth Beare    Site: http://esl.about.com/od/jobinterviewing/a/Job-Interviewing-Listening-Comprehension.htm
Content: Description of job interview format and advice on topics that arise during job interviews; includes recorded job interview with script for ESL learners
Format: Suitable for ESL and ABE learners; intended for adult learners
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Topic: Reading Passages Based on a Single Phonic Sound
Title: Story by Story Phonics Lessons   Site: http://www.mcedservices.com/phonics/phonics.html
Content: Twelve short passages, each with many examples of one phonic sound; each passage includes read-along audio-video version, typing practice for specific words with the highlighted sound, and a downloadable, printable copy of the story with multiple-choice questions for practicing fluency and comprehension
Format: Site works best in Internet Explorer; read-aloud version requires Adobe Flash player
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Topic: Reading Passages with Audio
Title: Adult Learning Activities    Site: http://www.cdlponline.org/
Content: Hundreds of short reading passages on nonfiction topics such as family, work, government, and science; each passage includes audio for listening and vocabulary and comprehension exercises
Format: Interactive with answers corrected; readings grouped by topic; click on topic to see links to passages
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ESL Speaking

Topic: Conversation Questions 
Title: Conversation Questions for the ESL Classroom    Site: http://iteslj.org/questions/
Content: Open-ended questions on a variety of topics for speaking practice
Format: Intended for adult learners
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Topic: Dialogues for Beginners
Title:  Beginner Dialogues by Kenneth Beare    Site:  http://esl.about.com/od/beginnerpronunciation/a/bd_introduction.htm
Content: Conversation scripts with key vocabulary for shopping, directions, restaurants, etc; look for additional examples at the end of the featured dialogue
Format: Intended for adult learners
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ESL Vocabulary

Topic: Vocabulary and Grammar Videos for Learning English
Title: English Class 101 Videos    Site: http://www.manythings.org/b/e/tag/englishclass101/
Content: Videos show and say basic words and sentence constructions for many topics
Format: Intended for adult learners; pop-up ads need to be closed to view video
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Topic: Interactive ESL Vocabulary and Grammar Quizzes and Puzzles
Title: Activities for ESL Students    Site: http://a4esl.org/
Content: Interactive vocabulary and grammar quizzes; includes bilingual quizzes in several languages and interactive crossword puzzles
Format: All quizzes include interactive answers; some printable, others show one question at a time
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GED Preparation

Practice Tests

Official timed GED Ready™ online practice tests are offered on https://ged.com for a small fee. Students create a login at ged.com and click on the “Study” tab of the top menu to access GED Ready™. The resources below are free practice exams.

Topic: Practice Tests
Title: Free GED Practice Tests    Site: http://www.gedstudyguide.org/free-ged-practice-tests/
Content: One short practice test (20-25 questions) for each subject: math, reading/writing, science, and social studies
Format: Tests are not truly interactive (no way to click and choose correct answer); click to move from one question to the next; click to see correct answer on each question page
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Topic: Practice Tests
Title: Free GED Practice Tests    Site: http://www.passthegedtest.com/free-ged-practice-tests.htm
Content: Several short online quizzes (20-25 questions) on data charts and graphs, drop and drag (test-taking method), math GED, reading GED, science GED, social studies GED, and writing GED; each subject area includes overview and recommendations for study; overview information does not correspond to current GED
Format: Each subject area includes several quizzes; after completing quiz, student receives the percentage correct and can review correct answers; no answer explanations given
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Topic: Sample Items from GED
Title: GED Test Item Samplers    Site: http://www.gedtestingservice.com/educators/item-sampler-download
Content: Brief (10-20 questions) interactive online practice exams for each of the four subject areas (mathematical reasoning, reasoning through language arts, science, and social studies); samplers simulate actual GED because they are created by company that administers current GED exam
Format: Accessible online and also downloadable; answer explanations available on each screen rather than at completion of test; students may want to try Official GED Computer Skills Tutorial before trying Item Samplers
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Subject Study (Math, Reading, Science, Social Studies, and Writing)

See also Reading Comprehension and Math by Subject elsewhere in this resource list.

Topic: GED Practice Exercises on All Subjects
Title: GED Test Online     Site: http://www.studyguidezone.com/gedtest.htm
Content: Printable written practice exercises and answer keys with detailed explanations on all GED subjects and on English, math, and science skills
Format: Scroll down to links at Test Resources and Skill Building Exercises and to GED Test Practice Questions to see short practice test covering all subjects
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Topic: GED Skills Workbooks on All Subjects
Title: GED Video Partners Workbooks    Site: http://www.cdlponline.org/gedprint/
Content: Downloadable and printable lessons and practice exercises on 39 different GED subjects and skills; does not correspond to current GED and no links to videos referenced, but each “workbook” of about 20 pages provides clear targeted information  and practice on specific skills
Format: Downloadable and printable files in PDF and Microscoft Word formats; workbooks listed alphabetically by title
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Topic: Math Resource—Videos
Title: Khan Academy GED Math Playlist    Site: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLc0BtI8B0p-F8SHQ95LUIpBS0zozJIVc3
Content: Videos selected by literacy organization to create progressive GED-relevant math lessons, from whole numbers and basic operations up to geometry, graphs, and statistics; videos originally created by Khan Academy
Format: Videos include captions and transcript; starred modules are interactive quizzes with answers checked; other videos in playlist appear to right of currently playing video; intended for school-age learners but usable by adult learners
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Topic: Reasoning through Language Arts Resource—GED Extended Response Student Sample
Title: See a Perfect Scoring GED Test Extended Response     Site: GED Extended Response Student Sample
Content: Example of a student response to a Reasoning through Language Arts extended response question (original question found here: GED Extended Response Sample Passage) with explanations as to why response is successful
Format: Downloadable and printable PDF file
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Topic: Social Studies Resource—Maps
Title: Outline Maps     Site: http://www.eduplace.com/ss/maps/
Content: Labeled and blank maps for each continent, for U.S.,  and for U.S. historical periods
Format: Each map is a downloadable and printable PDF file
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Topic: Writing Resource—GED Persuasive Writing Graphic Organizers
Title: Graphic Organizers for Argumenative Writing   Site: GED Persuasive Writing Graphic Organizers
Content: Several charts and questions to help students organize their ideas when writing persuasive nonfiction
Format: One downloadable and printable PDF file
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Test-Taking Skills

Topic: Official GED Calculator Tutorial
Title: Calculator Tutorial    Site: http://www.gedtestingservice.com/ged_calc_en_web/
Content: Interactive slide show demonstrating how to operate the online calculator used in the GED test
Format: Interactive slide show
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Topic: Official GED Computer Skills Tutorial
Title: GED Test Tutorial    Site: Official GED Computer Skills Tutorial
Content: Interactive slide show demonstrating the online test format of the GED; includes question types, editing tools, math resources, and test-tracking tools
Format: Interactive slide show with ability to go forward or back
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Topic: Overview of HiSET Exam
Title: Official Overview of the ETS High School Equivalency Test (HiSET)    Site: http://hiset.ets.org/s/flash/overview_tutorial.html
Content: Ten-minute video overview of HiSET exam (which is accepted in Pennsylvania as an alternative to GED), including content of exam, sample questions, and design of exam
Format: Video
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Topic: Resources for Instructors from Official GED Site
Title: Help Your Test-Takers Prepare for the 2014 Test     Site: http://www.gedtestingservice.com/educators/2014testresources
Content: Links to resources for GED instructors organized by subject tests, including quick tips, videos, practice items, and “Performance Level Descriptors” for each subject that translate test scores to skills mastered and skills needing development
Format: Links include videos, PDF documents, and web pages; material intended to be used with guidance from GED instructors
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Grammar

Grammar, General

Topic: Grammar Quizzes 
Title: Interactive Quizzes     Site: http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/quiz_list.htm
Content: Quizzes on grammar, punctuation, and vocabulary topics grouped by category
Format: Printable or usable online with interactive answers; intended for adult learners; suitable for intermediate-level and higher learners
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Topic: Grammar Quizzes
Title:   Free Interactive Grammar Quizzes    Site: http://www.grammarbook.com/interactive_quizzes_exercises.asp
Content: Interactive quizzes on many grammar topics; answers generated after quiz is completed online; explanations included for any wrong answers
Format: Scroll past subscription offer to see list of free quizzes; punctuation and capitalization quizzes available below grammar list; quizzes intended to be taken and corrected online; intended for adult learners
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Parts of Speech

Topic: Parts of Speech Worksheets
Title: Parts of Speech Worksheets    Site:  http://www.englishforeveryone.org/Topics/Parts-of-Speech.htm
Content: Printable worksheets and writing exercises using each of the seven parts of speech (noun, verb, preposition, adjective, adverb, conjunction, and interjection); other grammar topics available in side menu
Format: Organized by part of speech; scroll past introduction paragraphs to get to clearly titled worksheets; intended for school-age learners; suitable for ESL and ABE learners
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Topic: Phrasal Verbs (multi-word verbs)
Title:
Phrasal Verbs     Site: http://www.englishclub.com/ref/Phrasal_Verbs/index.htm
Content: Phrasal verbs organized alphabetically with definitions and examples; includes quizzes covering several verbs; grammar and vocabulary links available
Format: Quizzes can be printed or taken online; to return to alphabetical list, use browser back button or “Phrasal Verbs” link at bottom of each screen; suitable for ABE and ESL learners; intended for adult learners
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Topic: Preposition Audio Lessons and Quizzes
Title: Prepositions in English   Site: http://www.mcedservices.com/Prepex/QUIZEX.HTM
Content: Eight audio-video lessons showing the important connecting function of prepositions; prepositions are grouped by function
Format: Site works best in Internet Explorer; each lesson followed by three interactive quizzes
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Topic: Verb Tenses Showing Time Expressed
Title: Tenses Chart    Site: http://esl.about.com/od/grammarstructures/ig/Tenses-Chart/
Content: Visual chart of sample sentences with short explanations and cues indicating time expressed (past, present, future, or combination) for visual learners
Format: Click on one verb image to start the slide show; suitable for ESL and ABE learners
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Topic: Video Lessons on Parts of Speech 
Title: The Parts of Speech   Site: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/grammar/partsofspeech
Content: Sequential video modules that constitute a course in each part of speech
Format: Videos include captions and transcript; starred modules are interactive quizzes with answers checked; register for free to track progress and to comment on or ask questions about each video; intended for school-age learners but usable by adult learners
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Usage (includes Capitalization and Punctuation)

Topic: Grammar, Punctuation, and Usage Rules
Title: Grammarbook.com    Site: http://www.grammarbook.com/
Content: Lists of “Grammar Rules,” “Punctuation Rules,” and “Other Rules” with links to short explanations followed by topic-specific interactive quizzes; some explanations assume knowledge of grammar terminology
Format: Click on topic to see explanation; linked quizzes appear below explanation; intended for adult learners
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Topic: Grammar, Writing, and Usage Index
Title: Index (to Guide to Grammar and Writing and Principles of Composition)    Site: http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/index2.htm
Content: Alphabetical list of topics with detailed explanations and examples and some interactive quizzes
Format: Suitable for intermediate-level and higher literacy learners; intended for adult learners
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Topic: Learning Grammar through Writing
Title: Writing Prompts    Site: https://edition.englishclub.com/category/writing-prompts/
Content: Individual exercises illustrating various English grammar and usage topics; includes a short passage and a prompt for a student writing example
Format: Intended for ESL adults but also useful for ABE learners
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Topic: Video Lessons on Punctuation 
Title: Punctuation: the Comma and the Apostrophe   Site: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/grammar/punctuation-the-comma-and-the-apostrophe
Content: Sequential video modules that constitute a course in the comma, and the apostrophe; comma lessons begin with review of end punctuation
Format: Videos include captions and transcript; starred modules are interactive quizzes with answers checked; register for free to track progress and to comment on or ask questions about each video; intended for school-age learners but usable by adult learners
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Life Skills (Functional Learning)

Computer Skills

Topic: Computer Skills for Adults
Title: All Topics   Site: http://www.gcflearnfree.org/topics/
Content: Self-paced slide-show lessons and articles on basic and advanced computer topics such as email, internet, online safety, typing, photos, devices, Windows, and using the cloud; some lessons include separate, interactive quiz
Format: Each topic links to a selection of lessons; intended for adult learners
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Topic: Computer Skills Overview
Title: Basic Computer Skills MOOC (massive open online course)   Site: https://www.wisc-online.com/courses/computerskills
Content: Slide-show lessons and assessments on computer equipment (mouse and keyboard), operating systems, word-processing, file management, email, the Internet, and social media; for higher-level readers
Format: Creating a free account allows user to track progress
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Topic: Mouse Tutorial
Title: Jan’s Working with Windows: Using a Mouse    Site: http://www.jegsworks.com/Lessons/win/basics/mouse.htm
Content: Written explanation of how to use computer mouse with interactive practice included; other computer topics available
Format: Lessons written for intermediate-level readers; intended for adults
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Topic: Mouse Tutorial
Title: Mousing Around    Site: http://pbclibrary.org/mousing/intro.htm
Content: Screen-by-screen illustrated explanation of all aspects of the computer mouse
Format: Explains by showing; no opportunity to practice
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Topic: Touch-Typing Tutorial
Title: Good Typing    Site: https://www.goodtyping.com/introduccion.htm?n=Guest&e=Invitado&t=1&
Content: Interactive lessons with color-coded keyboard and brief written explanations
Format: Register for free to track progress and have access to international keyboards
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Topic: Touch-Typing Tutorial
Title: Text Type 2    Site: http://www.doorwayonline.org.uk/typing/texttype2/
Content: Interactive practice exercises that include hands with correct fingers highlighted; exercises increase in difficulty
Format: Three options for exercises: Text Type for typing only, Text Type with Speech includes audio of each letter in the exercise as it is typed, Practice Keyboard with Speech provides audio of any key as it is typed (no exercises); audio options may help ESL learners; may include British pronunciations and spellings
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Driver’s Test

Topic: Pennsylvania Driver’s Manual
Title: Printable Pennsylvania Driver’s Manual in English or Spanish    Site (English): http://www.dot.state.pa.us/Public/DVSPubsForms/BDL/BDL%20Manuals/Manuals/PA%20Drivers%20Manual%20By%20Chapter/English/PUB%2095.pdf
Site (Spanish): 
 http://www.dot.state.pa.us/Public/DVSPubsForms/BDL/BDL%20Manuals/Manuals/PA%20Drivers%20Manual%20By%20Chapter/Spanish/pub%2095s.pdf
Content: PDF files of Driver’s Manual to study for written and vehicle tests in Pennsylvania. Hard copies available at Pennsyvlania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) locations.
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Topic: Pennsylvania Driving Test Preparation
Title: Pennsylvania Driver’s License Practice Test    Site: http://dmv-driving-tests.com/mcquiz/user_tst_shw-60.html
Content: Online 25-item quiz covering Pennsylvania driving-test rules
Format: Interactive online and printable; press “Submit” to see correct answers
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Topic: Pennsylvania Driving Test Preparation
Title: Pennsylvania Driver’s Examination    Site: https://www.dmv-written-test.com/pennsylvania/practice-test-1.html
Content: Several online 18-item quizzes covering Pennsylvania driving-test rules
Format: Interactive online and printable; press “Grade this section” to see correct answers
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Financial Literacy

Topic: Basic Money Skills
Title: Money Basics   Site: http://www.gcflearnfree.org/money/moneybasics/
Content: Lessons and explanations on money management, banking, and real-life purchasing
Format: Written lessons at intermediate or higher level; some interactive tools and quizzes; intended for adult learners
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Topic: Consumer Math Lessons
Title: Consumer Math    Site: http://www.ipracticemath.com/learn/consumermath
Content: Short math lessons with detailed explanations and helpful charts on a variety of topics, including budgeting vocabulary and how to calculate simple and compound interest
Format: Subtopics visible in side menu; in some examples, clicking on “<” at right reveals explanation; intermediate reading level; register for free to track progress; intended for school-age learners but usable by adult learners
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Topic: Interest Calculators
Title: Mortgage Calculator     Site: http://www.mortgagecalculator.org/calculators/index.php
Content: Several online calculators with accompanying explanations for computing mortgage rates, credit-card payoff dates, savings needed to reach goals, etc; scroll down to see entire list of calculators
Format: Interactive calculator results can be seen in sentences or in charts at top of calculator; results generated on-screen so no need to enter email; explanations are intermediate reading level; intended for adult consumers
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Topic: Money Activities for ESL Learners
Title: Money Talks    Site:  http://moneytalks.valrc.org/materials.html
Content: Worksheets and activities on money grouped by topics such as loans, banking, credit, and saving money; each group of activities includes one set of activities for true beginners (literacy level), one set for low-intermediate learners, and one set for advanced learners; activities are part of a fully developed curriculum for adult ESL learners; click on “Units by Level” in side menu to see full explanation of each activity
Format: Activities on each topic are shown as one printable PDF document including all three levels; printable one page at a time; intended for ESL adult learners but usable by ABE learners, especially higher-level activities
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Goals

Topic: Goals Identification and Motivation
Title: Roles and Goals Forms and Instructions    Site: http://libraryliteracy.org/staff/rg/index.html
Content: Curriculum, instructions and forms for implementing “Roles & Goals Process for Adult Learners”
Format: Linked explanations, videos, and forms; intended for adult learners
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Health Literacy

Topic: Health Literacy Toolkit
Title: Virginia Adult ESOL Health Literacy Toolkit    Site: http://valrc.org/toolkit/learners.html
Content: Links to fact sheets that help adults manage their medical needs with topics such as “Tips for Talking with the Doctor,” medications, and medical history
Format: Most fact sheets are PDF documents that print best when downloaded first; intended for ESL adult learners, but some illustrations are childish; also suitable for ABE learners
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Topic: Medical Appointment Questions
Title: Ask Me 3: Good Questions for Your Good Health     Site: http://www.ihs.gov/healthcommunications/documents/AskMe_8-pg_NatAmer.pdf
Content: Step-by-step brochure encouraging adults to ask helpful questions during medical appointments
Format: PDF document of eight 4″x8″ pages; prints best if downloaded before printing; includes check list and blanks to write answers received during medical appointment; intended for adult healthcare consumers
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Topic: Medical Appointment Vocabulary
Title: Words to Watch-Fact Sheet    Site: http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.npsf.org/resource/collection/9220B314-9666-40DA-89DA-9F46357530F1/AskMe3_WordsToWatch_English1.pdf
Content: Vocabulary list of words used during medical appointments that are often misunderstood; part of “Ask Me 3” patient advocacy campaign
Format: PDF document; prints best if downloaded before printing; includes brief overview and then chart of words and definitions; intended for adult healthcare consumers
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 Job Search and Career Exploration

Topic: General Job Search and Career Exploration Help
Title: Career One Stop    Site: http://www.careeronestop.org/
Content: Articles and linked resources accessible by type of job seeker (career changer, veteran, laid-off worker, worker with a criminal conviction, entry-level worker, older worker, young adult, workers with disabilities, or credential seeker) or by type of help (explore careers, find training, job search, find local help, toolkit, resources)
Format: Short, printable articles; video library and some interactive tools also available; intended for adult learners
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Topic: General Job Search and Career Exploration Help
Title: What Do You Want To Do for a Living?     Site: http://www.mynextmove.org/
Content: Profiles of hundreds of jobs; each profile includes the knowledge, skills, abilities, personality, technology, and education recommended for the job and the job outlook; interactive O*Net Interest Profiler also available for those not sure which jobs interest them
Format: Job profiles accessible and searchable by key words or industry category; interest profile tool cross-references interests with level of education preferred to generate list of potential jobs (linked to their profiles); intended for adult learners
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Topic: General Job Search and Career Exploration Help
Title: Work and Career    Site: http://www.gcflearnfree.org/career
Content: Self-paced slide-show lessons and articles on a variety of work-related topics, such as career planning, resume writing, and filling out an application; some lessons include separate, interactive quiz
Format: Each topic links to a selection of lessons; intended for adult learners
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Topic: Interviewing Skills
Title: Job Interview Questions and Answers    Site: http://esl.about.com/od/businessspeakingskills/a/job_interview.htm
Content: Common job interview questions with advice on forming appropriate answers
Format: Article followed by list of action verbs that can be used to describe workplace activities; intended for adult ESL learners but also suitable for ABE learners
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Topic: Interviewing Tips
Title: Job Interviewing Example    Site: http://esl.about.com/od/jobinterviewing/a/Job-Interviewing-Listening-Comprehension.htm
Content: Description of job interview format and advice on topics that arise during job interviews;  includes recorded job interview (see link near end of first page) and written script on second page
Format: Article followed by script of interview example; intended for ESL adult learners but also suitable for ABE learners
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Topic: Resume Samples and Templates
Title: Sample Resumes and Templates    Site: http://www.aie.org/find-a-job/write-your-resume/sample-resumes-and-templates/
Content: Downloadable, printable sample resumes focused on high school and college students with limited work experience; side menu includes advice and resources for good resumes and cover letters
Format: Each resume sample downloadable into Microsoft Word document; intended for young adults but also usable by older adult learners
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Topic: Resume Templates
Title: Instant Resume Templates    Site: https://www.instantresumetemplates.com/
Content: Downloadable and printable templates for resumes organized by category of worker (entry-level, high school student, older worker, second career) and category of resume format (chronological, functional)
Format: Template downloads as a Microsoft Word document; these are templates not samples so there is no example information on the resumes; intended for adult learners
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Reading Forms and Maps

Topic: Reading and Completing Forms and Maps
Title: LaRue Literacy Exercises    Site: http://www.mcedservices.com/litex/litex.htm
Content: Printable lessons with interactive quizzes on writing a check, using a timesheet, completing a form, and reading a map
Format: Site works best in Internet explorer; use interactive quizzes from upper table and introductions from Printable Literacy Learning Activities (lower table); lower table also has printable versions of quizzes
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Telling Time

Topic: Lessons on Measuring Time
Title: Measurement    Site: http://www.aaamath.com/mea.htm#topic1
Content: Lessons on many time topics including telling time to nearest quarter hour, am and pm, time zones, seasons, months, and adding and subtracting minutes and seconds (some topics may be helpful for word problems); each lesson includes explanation followed by practice problems and ways to time practice
Format: Scroll down to see practice problems and timing options (“play”); explanations are intermediate reading level; formatted for school-age learners but usable by adult learners
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Topic: Practice with Time Topics
Title: Time    Site: http://www.ipracticemath.com/math-practice/time
Content: Timed, interactive practice on time topics such as time calculation, calendar, leap year, and 24-hour time
Format: Interactive timed exercises with answers checked; click on written topic or question in colorful box to begin timed session; one exercise shown at a time; register for free to track progress; intended for school-age learners but usable by adult learners
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Topic: Telling Time Worksheets
Title: Time Worksheets    Site: http://www.mathsisfun.com/worksheets/time.php
Content: Printable worksheets with clock faces asking students to draw hands on clock or to tell time given by hands on clock
Format: Printable worksheets; prints best in Internet Explorer or Edge browser; includes option to print/show all questions or all answers; intended for school-age learners but usable by adult learners
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Workplace Skills

Topic: Building Trades Curriculum for ESL Students
Title: Building Basics     Site:  http://valrc.org/learning/esol/buildingbasics/index.html
Content: Facilitator’s guide and student handouts for ESL lessons focused on practical skills used in general construction, landscaping, painting, and plumbing
Format: Guides and handouts are downloadable and printable PDF files; intended for adult ESL learners but also usable by ABE learners
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Topic: General Workplace Skills
Title: Workplace Skills     Site: http://www.gcflearnfree.org/topics/workplaceskills/
Content:   Self-paced slide-show lessons and articles on skills needed in the workplace; lessons divided into Job Success, Workplace Basics, and Communication Skills; some sections include interactive quiz
Format: Each topic links to a selection of lessons; intended for adult learners
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Math

Math, General (includes Basic Calculations)

Topic: Math Lessons
Title: Learning Math and Algebra    Site: http://www.ipracticemath.com/learn
Content: Short lessons with detailed explanations and helpful charts on a variety of topics, including algebra, basic math, calculus, consumer math, decimals, fractions, integers, measurement, number sense, and statistics
Format: Subtopics visible in side menu; in some examples, clicking on “<” at right reveals explanation; intermediate reading level; register for free to track progress; intended for school-age learners but usable by adult learners
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Topic: Math Lessons and Practice
Title: AAA Math    Site: http://www.aaamath.com
Content: Short explanations and interactive practice on a variety of topics, including addition, algebra, comparing, counting, decimals, division, equations, estimation, exponents, fractions, geometry, graphs, measurement, mental math, money, multiplication, naming numbers, patterns, percent, place value, practical math, properties, ratios, statistics, and subtraction
Format: Scroll down to see practice problems and timing options (“play”); explanations are intermediate reading level; topics, grade-levels, and overall review accessible from page; intended for school-age learners but usable by adult learners
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Topic: Math Practice Exercises
Title: Math Practice    Site: http://www.ipracticemath.com/math-practice
Content: Timed, interactive practice on specific math topics, including addition, algebra, comparing, fractions, decimal, division, integer, measurement, multiplication, number sense, rounding, statistics, subtraction, time, and word problems; aligned with common core standards
Format: Click on topic then specific skill; interactive timed exercises with answers checked; one exercise shown at a time; register for free to track progress; intended for school-age learners but usable by adult learners
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Topic: Math Slide-Show Lessons
Title: Lessons    Site: http://visualmathlearning.com/pre_algebra/lessons.html
Content: Simple explanations of a variety of topics, including addition, common denominators, counting, decimals, division, factors, fraction arithmetic, equivalence, fractions, integers, inverses, multiplication, natural numbers, number bases, subtraction; aligned with common core standards
Format: Slide shows have animation and audio but can only be advanced slide by slide (no pause or rewind); intended for school-age learners but usable by adult learners
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Topic: Math Video Lessons
Title: Math   Site: https://www.khanacademy.org/math
Content: Sequential video modules that constitute a course in a variety of topics, including early math, arithmetic, geometry, pre-algebra, and more; topics also accessible by grade level
Format: Videos include captions and transcript; starred modules are interactive quizzes with answers checked; register for free to track progress and to comment on or ask questions about each video; intended for school-age learners but usable by adult learners
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Topic: Math Video Lessons
Title: Math Playground    Site: http://www.mathplayground.com/mathvideos.html
Content: Short videos explaining a variety of topics, including algebraic equations, decimals, fractions, geometry-angles, geometry-area, geometry-surface area, geometry-volume, graphing linear equations, measurement and data, numbers and properties, percent, prealgebra, ration and proportions, thinking block problem-solving, and whole number operations
Format: Videos include white board demonstrations and written and spoken explanations; intended for school-age learners but usable by adult learners
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Math Games

Topic: Math Practice Games
Title:
Practice Exercises    Site: http://visualmathlearning.com/Exercises/practice_exercises.html
Content: Interactive games covering understanding numbers and basic calculations
Format: Animated slide show games; games include instructions and indicate correct answers; upper grid covers understanding numbers (counting, etc.); second grid covers calculations; intended for school-age learners but usable by adult learners
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Topic: Math Skill Games
Title: Maths Games    Site: http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/maths/games
Content: Interactive games for practicing basic calculations, fractions, and other basic math skills
Format: Games named by skill; three pages of games (use “Next” button at top of grid); games include instructions and indicate correct answers; created in England so weights, measures, and money are British (and math is “maths”); intended for beginner-level adult learners
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Math Worksheets

Topic: Computation Worksheet Maker
Title: Math Computation Worksheet Maker    Site: http://www.rhlschool.com/computation/
Content: Printable practice worksheets on basic whole-number calculations and rounding
Format: Full-page printable worksheets; answers print on page 2; worksheets refresh with a new set of problems each visit; intended for school-age learners but usable by adult learners
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Topic: Math Skills Worksheet Maker
Title: Math Worksheets    Site: http://www.mathsisfun.com/worksheets/index.php
Content: Printable practice worksheets on basic calculations, decimals, and fractions
Format: Printable worksheets; prints best in Internet Explorer or Edge browser; includes option to print/show all questions or all answers; intended for school-age learners but usable by adult learners
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Topic: Math Skills Worksheets
Title: Free Math Worksheets    Site: http://www.ipracticemath.com/worksheets
Content: Printable practice worksheets on algebra, basic calculations, decimals, fractions, measurements, number sense, rounding, statistics, and time; aligned with common core standards
Format: Printable or usable as online interactive worksheets; “online submit” shows correct/incorrect answers; prints best in Internet Explorer or Edge browser; answers print on page 2; register for free to track progress; intended for school-age learners but usable by adult learners
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Math by Subject

Choose subcategory below; check resources in Math, General for topics not listed here

Decimals

Topic: Decimal Lessons
Title: Decimals    Site: http://www.coolmath.com/prealgebra/02-decimals/index.html
Content: Step-by-step explanations of decimal concepts with interactive exercises (the “Decimals Cruncher”) available for all decimal operations
Format: Intended for teen-age learners with bold graphics but usable by adult learners
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Topic: Decimal Lessons
Title: What is Decimal    Site: http://www.ipracticemath.com/learn/decimal/decimals_def
Content: Short lessons on decimals with detailed explanations
Format: Subtopics visible in side menu; in some examples, clicking on “<” at right reveals explanation; intermediate reading level; register for free to track progress; intended for school-age learners but usable by adult learners
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Topic: Decimal Practice
Title: Decimal    Site: http://www.ipracticemath.com/math-practice/decimal
Content: Timed, interactive practice on decimal concepts and operations
Format: Interactive timed exercises with answers checked; click on written topic or question in colorful box to begin timed session; one exercise shown at a time; register for free to track progress; intended for school-age learners but usable by adult learners
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Fractions

Topic: Fractions Lessons
Title: Fractions    Site: http://www.coolmath.com/prealgebra/01-p2-fractions
Content: Step-by-step explanations of fractions concepts with some interactive exercises
Format: Intended for teen-age learners with bold graphics but usable by adult learners
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Topic: Fractions Lessons
Title: Fraction   Site: http://www.ipracticemath.com/learn/fraction
Content: Short lessons on fractions with detailed explanations
Format: Subtopics visible in side menu; in some examples, clicking on “<” at right reveals explanation; intermediate reading level; register for free to track progress; intended for school-age learners but usable by adult learners
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Topic: Fractions Practice
Title: Fraction Practice Online    Site: http://www.ipracticemath.com/math-practice/fraction
Content: Timed, interactive practice on fraction concepts and operations
Format: Click on topic then specific skill; interactive timed exercises with answers checked; click on written topic or question in colorful box to begin timed session; one exercise shown at a time; register for free to track progress; intended for school-age learners but usable by adult learners
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Geometry

Topic: Geometry Lessons
Title: Geometry    Site: http://www.aaamath.com/geo.htm
Content: Lessons with explanations grouped by topic and followed by practice problems and ways to time practice
Format: Scroll down to see practice problems and timing options (“play”); explanations are intermediate reading level; formatted for school-age learners but usable by adult learners
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Topic: Geometry Lessons
Title: Geometry    Site: http://www.mathsisfun.com/geometry/index.html
Content: Lessons and tools explaining shapes and formulas for geometry, divided into plane geometry and solid geometry; lessons followed by practice quiz questions
Format: Clickable links within explanations; some videos and interactive activities; questions include “help” links back to lessons and scoring; formatted for school-age learners but usable by adult learners
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Money

Topic: Money Practice Exercises
Title: Money    Site: http://www.aaamath.com/mny.htm
Content: Brief explanations and interactive practice exercises grouped by topic; includes ways to time practice and report results
Format: Scroll down to see practice problems and timing options (“play”); explanations are intermediate reading level; formatted for school-age learners but usable by adult learners
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Topic: “Making Change” Game
Title: Making Change     Site: http://www.mathplayground.com/making_change.html
Content: Interactive online game that asks players to choose the correct amount of change using the smallest amounts of bills and coins
Format:  Intended for school-age learners so graphics are a little childish but include realistic coins; game keeps score for 10 questions and gives hints when wrong combinations are chosen
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Percentages

Topic: Percentage Lessons
Title: Percents    Site: http://www.coolmath.com/prealgebra/03-percents/index.htm
Content: Step-by-step explanations of percentages
Format: Formatted for teen-age learners with bold graphics but usable by adult learners
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Topic: Percentages Lessons and Practice
Title:
 Percentage  Site: http://www.aaamath.com/pct.htm
Content: Lessons with explanations grouped by topic and followed by practice problems and ways to time practice
Format: Scroll down to see practice problems and timing options (“play”); explanations are intermediate reading level; formatted for school-age learners but usable by adult learners
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Place Value

Topic: Place Value Lessons about Decimals
Title: Decimal Place Values     Site: http://www.coolmath.com/prealgebra/02-decimals/01-decimals-place-value-01
Content: Step-by-step explanation of place value in decimal expressions
Format: Formatted for teen-age learners with bold graphics but usable by adult learners
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Topic: Place Value Lessons and Practice
Title: Place Value    Site: http://www.aaamath.com/plc.html
Content: Lessons with explanations grouped by topic and followed by practice problems and ways to time practice
Format: Scroll down to see practice problems and timing options (“play”); explanations are intermediate reading level; formatted for school-age learners but usable by adult learners
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Pre-Algebra and Algebra

Topic: Algebra Lessons
Title: Algebra    Site:  http://www.aaamath.com/alg.htm
Content: Lessons with explanations grouped by topic and followed by practice problems and ways to time practice
Format: Scroll down to see practice problems and timing options (“play”); explanations are intermediate reading level; formatted for school-age learners but usable by adult learners
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Topic: Algebra Lessons
Title: Algebra   Site: http://www.ipracticemath.com/learn/algebra/algebra_definition
Content: Short lessons on algebra topics with detailed explanations
Format: Subtopics visible in side menu; in some examples, clicking on “<” at right reveals explanation; intermediate reading level; register for free to track progress; intended for school-age learners but usable by adult learners
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Topic: Algebra Lessons
Title: Algebra    Site: http://www.mathsisfun.com/algebra/index.html
Content: Step-by-step explanations and examples of algebra concepts and operations; followed by practice quiz questions
Format: Clickable links within explanations; questions include “help” links back to lessons and scoring; formatted for school-age learners but usable by adult learners
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Topic: Algebra Lessons by Topic
Title: Algebra Help    Site: http://www.coolmath.com/algebra
Content: Step-by-step explanations of separate algebra concepts with some interactive exercises; pre-algebra topics available from main menu; no overview of algebra
Format: Intended for teen-age learners with bold graphics but usable by adult learners
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Topic: Algebra Practice
Title: Algebra    Site: http://www.ipracticemath.com/math-practice/algebra   
Content: Timed, interactive practice on algebra concepts and operations
Format: Click on topic then specific skill; interactive timed exercises with answers checked; one exercise shown at a time; register for free to track progress; intended for school-age learners but usable by adult learners
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Word Problems

Topic: Word Problem Worksheets
Title: Math Problem Solving     Site: http://www.rhlschool.com/math.htm
Content: Printable practice word-problem worksheets with various themes and skills
Format: Full-page printable worksheets; answers print on page 2; worksheets refresh with a new set of problems each visit; intended for school-age learners but usable by adult learners
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Topic: Word Problem Practice
Title:  Word Problems   Site: http://www.ipracticemath.com/math-practice/word-problems
Content: Timed, interactive practice with word problems covering specific basic operations
Format: Interactive timed exercises with answers checked; click on written topic or question in colorful box to begin timed session; one exercise shown at a time; register for free to track progress; intended for school-age learners but usable by adult learners
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Topic: Word Problem Strategies
Title:
Word Problems     Site: http://www.mathplayground.com/wordproblems.html
Content: Interactive games and exercises that prompt players to “model and solve” various word problems by breaking them down into parts; unusual step-by-step approach that may be good alternative for visual learners
Format:  “Model and Solve” exercises include video tutorials at bottom left; intended for school-age learners but usable by adult learners
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Reading

Comprehension

Topic: News Articles Accessible by Reading Level and Reading Standard
Title: Newsela    Site: http://newsela.com
Content: News articles organized by topic and searchable by reading level and reading standard; writing prompts, open-ended questions, and online interactive quizzes available for each article
Format: Must create a free account to have full access to content; intended for school-age learners but topics and vocabulary usable for adults
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Topic: News Articles and Videos for Reading and Listening
Title: Voice of America Learning English Site: http://learningenglish.voanews.com/
Content: News articles with read-along audio for three levels of learners; includes articles and videos on grammar, idioms, and U.S. government
Format: Click on article and scroll down to see text and audio button;  highlighted vocabulary and/or quiz at bottom of many articles; intended for ESL but usable by beginner readers; intended for adult learners
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Topic: Reading Comprehension Articles with Activities
Title: Story Archives   Site: http://literacynet.org/cnnsf/archives.html
Content: Archived CNN articles grouped by category with interactive vocabulary, sequencing, drawing conclusions, and other comprehension activities
Format: Each article includes story, abridged story, and outline; click on “Story” or “Abridged Story” to access activities; intended for adult learners; online interactive but activities will print
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Topic: Reading Comprehension Worksheets
Title: Reading Comprehension Worksheets    Site: http://www.rhlschool.com/reading.htm
Content: Short passages with questions using comprehension strategies such as context, main idea, inference, drawing conclusions, antonyms, and synonyms; some worksheets are interactive games
Format: Printable worksheets; answer keys and more worksheets (Vol. 1-4) available in links at bottom of main page; intended for school-age learners but topics and vocabulary usable for adults
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Topic: Reading Comprehension Worksheets
Title: Reading Comprehension Worksheets    Site: http://www.englishforeveryone.org/Topics/Reading-Comprehension.htm
Content: Printable short passages with questions using comprehension strategies such as context, main idea, inference, drawing conclusions, antonyms, and synonyms; open-ended short-answer questions also included; organized by school-age grade level
Format: Scroll past introduction paragraphs to get to list of grade levels, then click on grade level to get to worksheet; intended for school-age learners but topics and vocabulary usable for adults
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Topic: Reading Passages and Exercises with Audio
Title: Adult Learning Activities    Site: http://www.cdlponline.org/
Content: Hundreds of short reading passages on nonfiction topics such as family, work, government, and science; each passage includes audio for listening and vocabulary and comprehension exercises
Format: Interactive with answers corrected; readings grouped by topic; click on topic to see links to passages
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Topic: Reading Passages and Lessons
Title: Readworks.org    Sitehttp://readworks.org
Content: Searchable lessons and passages with standards-based activities; lessons can be searched by specific reading skill, such as cause and effect or fact versus opinion
Format: Must create a free account to have full access to content
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Decoding (Alphabetics, Phonics, Syllabication, etc.)

Topic: Decoding Multi-Syllable Words 
Title: Approaching New Words: Decoding with Syllable Types    Site: http://mylearningspringboard.com/decoding-with-syllable-types/
Content: Article explaining decoding words via syllables
Format: Intended for instructors of school-age learners
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Topic: Reading Passages Based on a Single Phonic Sound
Title: Story by Story Phonics Lessons    Site: http://www.mcedservices.com/phonics/phonics.html
Content: Twelve short passages, each with many examples of one phonic sound; each passage includes read-along audio-video version, typing practice for specific words with the highlighted sound, and a downloadable, printable copy of the story with multiple-choice questions for practicing fluency and comprehension
Format: Site works best in Internet Explorer; read-aloud version requires Adobe Flash player
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Topic: Reinforcing Activities for Decoding Multi-Syllable Words
Title: Decoding Multisyllabic Words and Vocabulary Development    Site: http://mylearningspringboard.com/decoding-multisyllabic-words-and-vocabulary-development/
Content: Article explaining activities incorporating decoding technique along with prefix, suffix and context clues
Format: Intended for instructors of school-age learners
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Fluency

Topic: Timed and Duet Readings and Tools for Fluency Practice
Title: Reading Skills for Today’s Adults    Site: http://resources.marshalladulteducation.org/reading_skills_home.htm
Content: Reading passages at various reading levels with audio read-along for duet and timed readings; includes instructions, resources for graphing progress, and pre-reading questions and activities; some passages include health literacy topics
Format: Works best in Internet Explorer browser; check Frequently Asked Questions link for step-by-step instructions; intended for adult learners
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Writing

Creating Writing Lessons

Topic: Creating Writing Activities
Title: 5 ESL Activities…Writing Practice   Site: http://www.fluentu.com/blog/educator-english/esl-writing-practice/
Content: Article explaining how to set up writing activities for ESL learners; includes five sample activities that cover several writing genres
Format: Written article with links to additional information; activities described are suitable for ABE learners
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Topic: Teaching Writing
Title: Unit 3: Teaching Writing to Adults   Site: http://adultliteracytutor4.blogspot.com/
Content: Lesson for tutors that reviews how to teach writing to adult literacy students; includes writing process and barriers to adult learners
Format: Written lesson with some video links
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Organization

Topic: Graphic Organizers for Critical Thinking and Organizing Writing
Title: Graphic Organizers    Site: http://www.eduplace.com/graphicorganizer/
Content: Many picture-charts (graphic organizers) to help students organize main ideas and details for essays or to determine relationships among words and ideas; great for visual learners
Format: Printable; listed by title of chart; intended for school-age learners
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Prompts and Practice

Topic: Beginning Writing Techniques
Title: 
Writing Lesson Idea: Beginning Writing    Site: http://www.eastsideliteracy.org/tutorsupport/RW/RW_Begin.htm
Content: Three techniques for generating ideas and content from begininner writers
Format: Other topics and articles accessible from page; intended for adult learners
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Topic: Writing Activities and Prompts
Title: Quick Writing Activities   Site: https://sites.google.com/site/literacyonline/teaching-materials/writing/quick-writing-activities
Content: List of lesson ideas for adult literacy students; includes separate list of writing prompts
Format: Written list
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Spelling

Topic: Spelling Curriculum
Title: Spelling: A Key to Good Communication    Site: http://literacy.kent.edu/Midwest/Materials/ndakota/spelling/toc.html
Content: Lessons, practice exercises, and word lists organized as a step-by-step curriculum and developed by a literacy tutor; practice exercises include link to answer key
Format: Organized by spelling rule; intended for adult learners
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Topic: Writing Correction Exercises
Title: Short Writing Activities for Beginners    Site: http://esl.fis.edu/learners/writing/misc/index_color.htm
Content: List of short exercises, most involving misspellings or words running together; organized in increasing difficulty
Format: Click on exercise color-number at left; intended for ESL adults but also usable by ABE learners
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