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Living with Learning Disabilities
  To better understand adults who have learning disabilities
Improving Basic Skills: Teacher Preparation
 
Writing Math
Improving Basic Skills: Activities/Lessons for Learners
 
Writing Math
Preparing Learners for the GED: Teacher Preparation
  Teaching GED Content Using Accommodations for the GED
Preparing Learners for the GED: Activities/Lessons for Learners
 
Language Arts: Writing Science Social Studies
Teaching Learning Strategies & Study Skills
Promoting Self Advocacy
Improving Social Skills
Using ‘LD Appropriate’ Instruction
Improving LD Teaching Practice
Using Adaptations, Accommodations, & Technology
Mentor Teachers Share Their Stories
Talk to Other Teachers about LD & ADHD Issues

Living with Learning Disabilities
To better understand adults who have learning disabilities, read their experiences
 
Improving Basic Skills: Teacher Preparation

Reading

  • Applying Research in Reading Instruction for Adults: First Steps for Teachers
    This publication describes some strategies proven to work by the most rigorous scientific reading research available on the teaching of reading.
  • Research-Based Principles for Adult Basic Education Reading Instruction
    This publication represents the best information available about how adults learn to read. It is designed to serve two primary audiences: educators and policy makers who make decisions about the content of adult basic education reading instruction and researchers eager to identify new avenues of study to add to our understanding of this field.
  • Assessment Strategies and Reading Profiles: Research Based Assessment Practices for the Adult Education Classroom
    This web site is based on the Adult Reading Components Study (ARCS) that assessed the reading of 955 adult learners by testing them individually on eleven skills that contribute to reading ability. This site has two tracks. On Match a Profile you can enter scores for your learner and be matched to one of the 11 ARCS-based profiles. You will find suggestions for instruction as well as information about ARCS learners that may relate to your learner. In the Mini-Course you have an opportunity to learn more about reading. By using this track you will find extensive information on the major reading components and assessment as well as sections containing references and downloadable resources.
  • There’s Reading and Then There’s Reading
    This article from Focus on Basics looks beneath the surface of what we mean by reading and reading instruction.
  • Reading Instruction
    Additional articles from Focus on Basics on the topic of teaching reading.
  • First Level Learners
    This issue of Focus on Basics includes articles on teaching beginning reading to adults, the neurobiology of reading and dyslexia, and multi sensory techniques of teaching reading.
  • Literacy Connections / Adult Literacy
    Literacy Connections provides a wealth of information on reading, teaching and tutoring techniques, ESL literacy, and adult literacy.
Writing
Mathematics
 
Improving Basic Skills: Activities/Lessons for Learners

Reading

Writing

Mathematics

 
Preparing Learners for the GED: Teacher Preparation
Teaching GED Content

GED 2002 Online Professional Development
This web site provides you with information on the GED 2002 Series Tests, as well as strategies that you can implement in your classroom.

PBS Literacy Link
An online multimedia instructional series featuring the skills and knowledge needed to prepare for and pass the newly revised GED exam. LiteracyLink provides access to resources for teachers and learners working toward their GED and at pre-GED levels. Resources include Web-based resources, electronic discussions, video materials, and print materials.

Using Accommodations for the GED
The GED and Students with LD and/or ADHD
This article describes the GED Testing Service goal to support individuals with disabilities and provide them with the accommodations necessary to ensure adequate access to the GED test.

Taking the GED Tests: Accommodating Accommodations

 
Preparing Learners for the GED: Activities/Lessons for Learners

Language Arts: Reading

  • GED 2002 Teachers’ Lesson Bank– Language Arts, Reading
  • Adult Learning Activities
    Interactive lessons for beginning and intermediate students. Each lesson includes a news article with a recording of the text, vocabulary identification and practice, spelling practice, and comprehension check. Content areas include: working, law and government, family, school, health and safety, housing, money, science and technology, services, going places, and nature.
  • Learning Resources
    Web based instruction using current and past CNN news stories. Each module includes the full text of each story and interactive activities to test comprehension. The learner can choose to read the text, listen to the text, and view a short video clip of the story. Each module is designed for ease of use so the learner can use it independently. The instructor can also incorporate any story into class activities and lesson plans.
  • TV411
    This web site features interactive lessons and articles the themes of money, parenting, people, and health. Lessons improve reading, writing, vocabulary, math, and learning skills.
  • PBS Literacy Link
    This online learning center offers workplace readiness, basic skills and GED preparation for adult learners.
  • The Key: A Newspaper for New Readers
    This web site features news articles for beginning, intermediate, and advanced Adult E.S.L. students as well as links to lesson plans. Includes sections on health, parenting, sports, and fun/games. Winner of LINCS’ Hot Sites Award of Distinction.
  • The Beehive
    Content on the Beehive includes basic information regarding current events, schools, family, money, health care and jobs.

Language Arts: Writing

Mathematics

  • GED 2002 Teachers’ Lesson Bank – Mathematics
  • Student/Learner – Numeracy Activities
    Try out interesting, real world activities that help you learn math.
  • TV411
    These interactive lessons and articles address the themes of money, parenting, people, and health. Lessons improve reading, writing, vocabulary, math, and learning skills
  • math.com
    Math.com is dedicated to providing revolutionary ways to learn math. This site provides activities that guide users to finding the solutions they need. In addition to activities and problems, this site offers interactive tools, such as a scientific calculator, percentages, and saving calculator.

Science

Social Studies

 
Teaching Learning Strategies & Study Skills
What learning strategies are most helpful to adults with LD?
 
Promoting Self-Advocacy

What are the key elements of Self Advocacy Curriculum?

 
Improving Social Skills
What resources help to improve interpersonal skills?
 
Using ‘LD Appropriate’ Instruction
What teaching and learning methods work well for those with LD?
 
Improving LD Teaching Practice

Keys to Effective LD Teaching Practice is a resource book providing ideas, activities, and lessons that instructors can use with learners who have LD.

 

Using Adaptations, Accommodations, and Technology

What adaptations and accommodations are helpful for those with LD? How does assistive technology fit into the picture?

 
Mentor Teachers Share Their Stories

LD Online’s Mentor Teacher of the Month showcases ideas and strategies for teaching students with learning disabilities from outstanding and experienced teachers. While many of those chosen teach children, the following mentor teachers work with adolescents or adults.

 
Talk to Other Teachers about LD & ADHD Issues

Join a discussion group and share ideas.
Through this site, you can join LD OnLine discussion boards on one or more of the following: Teaching students with LD, Teaching students with ADHD, Teaching reading, Teaching math, Sensory integration issues, Social skills, Post secondary education, Realities of LD, Adults with LD, Adults with ADHD, and others. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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