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Support for Adult Learners
These links may provide useful support for teachers who are helping adults develop general literacy skills:
- English for Everyone
Printable worksheets on a variety of word skills.
- English Maven
A variety of accurate and concise skill building resources geared towards a range of ability levels for elementary, GED, ESL, and other learners.
- Just Write!
Research on effective teaching of writing.
- Major Tests
Practice tests and resources for the SAT, GRE, and other standardized tests. Includes writing and critical reading tests. Self-checking, includes explanations for incorrect responses.
- Read Theory
Online reading passages with self-checking vocabulary and comprehension questions and explanations. Students take a pretest to determine reading level (grade 3 and up). Teachers can create classes and analyze student data. Free of charge.
- Reading Skills for Today's Adult
Leveled reading selections appropriate for and valued by adult learners. These materials, combined with the research-proven strategies of repeated reading and guided oral reading, are designed to aid in building learners' fluency and comprehension skills.
- USA Learns
A site for adults to improve English speaking, pronunciation, listening, reading, spelling, writing and grammar. Learners can work independently; teachers can create classes. Free registration required.