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What is Blended Learning?
Blended learning is a combination of face-to-face learning and online learning. It can help both tutors and students in several ways. If a tutor has learners at diffferent levels, or with different needs, in her class, she can get one or more students working on an online learning task while giving attention to another, and then vice versa. Online resources can also be a helpful way to teach a topic that a tutor doesn't know much about. Perhaps most impotant of all, blended learning can enable and encourage students to learn every day! We are building up a library of resources and activity guides online.
Here are some suggestions to try with your student, using a cell phone or Chromebook laptop, available for checkout at Lincoln Literacy.
The following are just some of the many online learning resources you and your students can use:
Tutor Ready Reading
www.tutorready.learnerweb.org Tutor Ready Reading is a self-paced online learning resource that will help you with materials, resources and videos to teach your student learner. You do need to create an account (username and password) but the site is free to use and you can go at your own pace. It is divided into sections or modules covering different topics including Phonemic Awareness, Decoding, Fluency, Vocabulary, and Comprehension. It also shows tutors actually teaching students in a series of short videos. At the end of each section are links to resources if you would like to learn more about a particular topic.
http://learntoearntoolkit.org/ (tool kit that focuses on teaching 10 skills needed in the workplace)
https://www.eslflashcards.com/ (online flashcards with alphabet and other vocab words)
http://www.michellehenry.fr/alpha.htm#alpha (printables, games, online lists)
https://www.spellingcity.com/teachers-overview.html (app/ website: slightly geared towards kids, but tutors can customize letters, words, or vocab and have student practice writing them, using them in sentences, lots of games/ activities they can do individually- free, but you can pay for a yearly subscription for a group of students as well)
http://englishinteractive.net/reading.html (hundreds of online stories with audio, comprehension exercises; also links tutors can use to find other vocab, listening, speaking and writing tools)
https://www.rong-chang.com/reading.htm (online stories, audio, exercises for comprehension, all levels)
http://www.englishmedialab.com/classroom_games.html (tutors can input material in advanced and this creates games such as jeapordy, easy review games, etc. that the whole class can use)
http://eslgames.com/esl-apps/ (website with games that can be played individually and in groups)
http://iteslj.org/Lessons/ (detailed lesson plans over a variety of topics and levels)
http://www.esl-galaxy.com/adults.html (premade lesson plans, worksheets, games, activities)
https://www.youtube.com/user/duncaninchina/videos (tons of short informative videos specific for ESL)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hpg9aflh2FI (Kurdish subtitles for songs.. Not ESL lesson, could work for vocabulary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hccJH_JLx0I (Learn English with Arabic subtitles)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNRc3WypL7I (English lessons for Arabic speakers- series)
Online Learning Resources for Children
Printable Lessons & Materials
Beginning ELL Lessons
Low Intermediate Health Stories
Intermediate ELL Lessons
Advanced ELL Lessons
The Goodwill Community Foundation Learn Free site offers 125 free tutorials on essential skills, including technology and Microsoft Office, plus math, career, and reading. For new Americans, the Everyday Life interactive tutorials provide information on reading bus schedules, making change, reading labels, job searching, and more. There are also educator resources and tools available.
Visit this site to learn specific information about different languages. You can search by language to locate information on phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and more. This page aims to demonstrate how patterns in a particular language may manifest in your students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
This is the website for ProLiteracy Worldwide, created from the merger of the world’s two largest adult volunteer literacy organizations: Laubach Literacy International and Literacy Volunteers of America, Inc.
is the literacy community’s gateway to the world of adult education and literacy resources on the Internet. The goal of LINCS is to bring adult literacy-related resources and expertise to a single point of access for users throughout the world.
This is the home page for the Library of Congress. Full researching functions are available here.
The America Reads Challenge calls on all Americans to help ensure that every American child can read well and independently by the end of 3rd grade.
This association represents its members from secondary and post-secondary education, business and labor, military and government and from community-based organizations.
The American Library Association provides leadership for the development, promotion, and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all.
CAL is a private, non-profit organization: a group of scholars and educators who use the findings of linguistics and related sciences in identifying and addressing language-related problems. CAL carries out a wide range of activities including research, teacher education, analysis and dissemination of information, design and development of instructional materials, technical assistance, conference planning, program evaluation, and policy analysis.
Grass Roots Press provides a full line of adult literacy resources and materials for practitioners and students. Our catalogue includes family literacy, workplace literacy and adult literacy resources.
(LDA) The Learning Disabilities Association of America is a national, non-profit organization. Their purpose is to advance the education and general welfare of children and adults of normal or potentially normal intelligence who manifest disabilities of a perceptual, conceptual, or coordinative nature.
is a not-for-profit organization that provides essential referral, training, information and technical assistance services to hundreds of adult and youth literacy programs in New York.
will assess the current status of the English-language literacy skills of adults in the United States, as well as indicate how literacy proficiencies have changed over time. In addition, the NAAL will inform policymakers and educators about the factors believed to play critical roles in the development of adult literacy abilities.
(NCFL) The National Center for Family Literacy is a non-profit organization supporting family literacy services for families across the United States through programming, training, research, advocacy and dissemination
(NCLE) is the only national information center focusing on the language and literacy education of adults and out-of-school youth learning English.
U.S. Publishing Division of Laubach Literacy.
is a newspaper and teaching tool in one. FOCUS, a FREE teaching supplement comes with each issue. Published by New Readers Press.
(SCALE) is a network of college students, adult learners, administrators, literacy practitioners and community partners working to implement and support participatory education and social change work in campus-based literacy programs.
(NALD – Canada) is a federally incorporated, non-profit service organization which fills the crucial need for a single-source, comprehensive, up-to-date and easily accessible database of adult literacy programs, resources, services and activities across Canada. It also links with other services and databases in North America and overseas.