Adult Education Resources

Accommodations for Cognitive and Academic Deficits

A compendium of accommodations and instructional strategies corresponding to Woodcock-Johnson III Cognitive and Achievement Clusters by John Seaman, PH.D. School Psychologist at Granite School District.

BBC Skillswise English & Math for Adults

Interactive activities (quizzes, games, worksheets, fact sheets) for students and resources for educators.  

English for Everyone

A resource for printable English worksheets. On the left of this page you will find an index containing hundreds of quality teaching materials.

GCF Learning Organization

An interactive website where you can learn what you want, when you want through a variety of templates (video, games, activities, etc.) on a variety of topics such as Everyday Life, Basic Math, Computer Training, and Reading. 

LDOnline

The world’s leading website on learning disabilities and ADHD offers current research-based information on LD and ADHD.

LINCS/Assessment Strategies and Reading Profiles

ASRP provides research-based assessment strategies to improve reading instruction for Adult Basic Education (ABE) and Adult Secondary Education (ASE) learners.

Massresources.org

Information about public adult basic education and ESOL programs in Massachussetts.

McGraw Hill's Online Learning Center

Offers a number of free reading and adult literacy education resources for both students and instructors. Most of the resources are geared towards the GED Language Arts, Reading Test, but they will be helpful to anyone who is trying to improve reading skills.

National Center for Learning Disabilities

Basic and more specific information about LD with a good section on LD in second language learners.

ProLiteracy

Includes links to News for You (will read it aloud, teachers pages) and New Reader’s Press catalog.

ProLiteracy Education Network

A comprehensive collection of online courses and resources for adult literacy and ESOL instructors, program staff, trainers, and adult learners. 

SABES events

Free in-service trainings for teachers/tutors

The Literacy Connection

Offers a huge collection of reading, teaching and adult literacy resources. Some of the most notable include word games and phonic activities, suggested reading lists and step-by-step instructions on how to develop a literacy program. The site also includes links to a broad range of off-site materials.

Using English for Academic Purposes

An academic word list (about 3,000) that gives you instructions on how to download the words into your iphone and how to install other programs so you can study them (i.e. flashcards).

Wilson Language Training

Offers detailed information about certification and links to research and learning disabilities resources. This site will link you to Wilson Academy, a valuable resource for Wilson tutors for a reasonable subscription cost.

Community Resource Lists

Quincy/Braintree Family Network's Resource Directory

This resource guide is designed to help you obtain information and locate resources in your community (i.e. for resources such as clothing, mental health services, domestic violence, furniture, housing & shelters, holiday assistance, legal services, etc.) and surrounding towns and cities.

ESL Resources

Citizenship Resource Center

Educational tools and information for citizenship prepartion.

ESLprintables

A website where English Language teachers exchange resources (worksheets, lesson plans, activities, etc.)

ESL Story Bank

A collection of short stories written specifically for Adult ESL learners. The stories are pre-beginning and are designed to be a "story of the week" focusing on topics such as work, healthcare, etc.

Manythings

There are quizzes, word games, word puzzles, proverbs, slang expressions, anagrams, a random-sentence generator and other computer assisted language learning activities.

Preparing for the Naturalization Curriculum

This curriculum is geared toward a course that meets two hours a week for three months. The curriculum includes the naturalization interview and tests, and questions on listening, reading and writing.

Health Literacy

Preparing for Your Doctor's Visit

A reference guide for patients, caregivers and advocates.

Staying Healthy Curriculum

Staying Healthy is an award-winning curriculum that is used throughout the United States. It is written at a 4th-5th grade reading level and is suitable for low intermediate level ESOL learners and above. The newly-released Staying Healthy for Beginners is written at a lower reading level, making it more accessible to learners at the high beginning level.

Math

Aplusmath.com

Interactive math resources for teachers, parents and students featuring math worksheets, math games, math flashcards and more. 

PreLiteracy ABE & ESOL

Building Capacity RTI

Website with lessons and materials for teaching phonics explicitly and systematically. Includes lesson plans, word lists, and decodable texts.

Florida Center for Reading Research

In 2004-2005, a team of teachers at FCRR reviewed current research, collected ideas, and created materials for use in kindergarten and first grade classrooms.

Making it Real

A curriculum to teach English to preliterate refugee students.

National Adult Literacy Agency

NALA recommended adult literacy worksheets for tutors.

Pre-Beginning ESOL (Minnesota Literacy Council)

This curriculum builds literacy skills through regular practice with print concepts, phonological awareness, phonics and word recognition, fluency and comprehension. 

Reading for Life Lessons

This is a two-volume collection of worksheets and activities published by the Minnesota Department of Education and designed to enhance the teaching of life and work skills to adult ESL and ABE learners.

Professional Development

First Literacy Professional Development Workshop Resources

The resources on this site were generated by facilitators of the First Literacy free professional development workshops for ABE and ESOL teachers, administrators and counselors. 

Reading Resources

ABCYA

Grade level lessons incorporate areas such as math and language arts while introducing basic computer skills. Many of the kindergarten and first grade activities are equipped with sound to enhance understanding.

Book Adventure

A fun, free way to motivate someone to read! You can search for books (K-8), read them offline, come back to quiz on what was read, and ear prizes for reading success. 

Education World

Connecting educators to what works with K-12 education resources, lessons and news.

Florida Assessments for Instruction in Reading

A search tool for Links to Instructional materials.

Free Word Search Maker

Make your own word search worksheets.

Kidzone

Free phonics printable worksheets and activities.

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

An evidence-based course of study designed to teach adult learners to decode and spell words accurately and fluently

Newsela

This is a new website geared towards fourth graders to high schoolers and provies ESOL-focused reading practice. 

Progressive Phonics

Free phonic activities from beginning to advanced levels.

Readability Formulas

Free readability tools to check for reading levels, reading assessment and reading grade levels.

ReadWorks.org

This program provides lesson plans drawn on proven research and are aligned to Common Core and State Standards. Browse their full list of free lessons and comprehension worksheets.

Sight Word Games

Numerous ideas to help your student obtain a sight word vocabulary.

The Education Cafe

Links to free books to assist in the learning of phonics especially for older children and adults.

Visual Thinking Strategies

"What's going on in this picture?" With this one question and a carefully chosen work of art, teachers can start their students down a path toward deeper learning and other skills now encouraged by the Common Core State Standards.

Voice of America, Learning English Newsletter

This website provides current news stories at level one, two, or three.  Along with the story you can watch the video and listen to the read-a-long audio that follows at a reasonable pace. You can subscribe to it for free.  

Resources for Accessible Learning Materials

DIAGRAM Center

The DIAGRAM Center has been established by the US Department of Education (Office of Special Education Programs) to make it easier, faster, and more cost effective to create and use accessible images so that students with print disabilities have timely access to the information they need.

National Center on Acessible Educational Material

In order to support educators who may be interested in learning more about accessible computer applications, assessments, documents, e-book readers, e-learning systems, meeting software, multimedia, survey tools, and the web, NCAEM has begun developing a resources page that will grow richer over time.

MABIDA

The Massachusetts Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (MABIDA) was formed to increase public awareness of dyslexia in Massachusetts, to encourage teacher training in effective methods for individuals with dyslexia, and to support research in dyslexia. Western Massachusetts is a region within our branch. 

Technology

Everyoneon.org

This website works with Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education to provide you with the best low-cost Internet service and computer offers. You will enter your zip code and then be able to view the Internet service and computers you're qualified for, as well as the closest computer and Internet training course in your neighborhood.

Tech Tips for Teachers

A blog that is intended for adult education teachers and tutors looking for straight-forward help on integrating technology into instruction.

Writing Resources

101 Picture Prompts

Reproducible photographs, cartoons and art masterpieces to intrigue, amuse and inspire every writer in your class.

150 Amazing Writing Prompts Pictures

150 amazing images to use with students to help them with inspiring their imagination.

Describing and Captioning a Picture

Simply put: teachers provide a picture –preferably with lots going on—and then ask students to describe what they see.

Graphic Organizers

Use graphic organizers to structure writing projects, to help in problem solving, decision making, studying, planning research and brainstorming. 

Storyboardthat

A storyboard creator that is fun, free and easy to use. By using a storyboard like a graphic organizer it helps structure students work into a linear and concise story. 

Writing Worksheets and Printables

From letter practice worksheets for preschoolers to poetry worksheets for high schoolers, these writing worksheets offer skill building for any blossoming writer.