Adult Basic and Secondary Education Web Sites

Adult Literacy Resource Institute (SABES Greater BostonRegional Support Center)

Adult Numeracy Network(ANN), an affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, is devoted to teaching adults mathematics.The Web site includes a section on publications and resources as well as other information of use to those who teach adults numeracy

For students and teachers. Awesome Stories
Awesome stories describes itself as "the story place on the web," and includes descriptions and primary source background materials on current popular movies, American history, religion, disasters, famous trials, biography, religion, inspiration and the law. The background materials come from the Library of Congress, National Archives, the British Museum and universities, libraries historical societies and museums from around the world. Each story has "chapters" and links to the source material. The "Flicks" area may be of particular interest as students can take an interesting film, view it, and read the plot and source materials which put it in context. Martin Scorsese's "Gangs of New York," for example might be an eye-opener forrecent immigrants into a difficult time for immigrants in 19th century America.

Civic Participation and Community Action Sourcebook
The sourcebook and some of its activities are online. The purpose of the sourcebook is "to present a range of tools that can help readers examine their own beliefs about community, citizenship, democracy, etc.; identify and analyze issues that concern them; and build skills and strategies to take informed action."

Equipped for the Future (EFF)Teaching/LearningToolkit
The EFF Toolkit is a resource for teachers who want to build curriculum around students' goals and life contexts. While the Toolkit is based on the Equipped for the Future Teaching/Learning Cycle and the EFF Standards, the Examples and Tools in the Toolkit are a resource for any teacher who wants to contextualize instruction. Examples are complete descriptions of particular lessons and are organized by content and by instructional setting. The Tools used in the Examples are linked and often include worksheets that can be dowloaded.

For students and teachers.   Froguts, a Virtual Frog Dissection Kit
Dissect a frog on line. Suitable for ABE or ASE (GED) science.$75/year (small adult education programs are eligible for the home computer rate)

GED Study Guide
Free study guides for the GED

Harnessing Technology
This Web page includes common problems faced by ABE and ESL/ESOL teachers in the classroom, and solutions to these problems which use technology.  Teachers are encouraged to send their own technology solutions which may be added to Harnessing Technology.

Literacy Assistance Center  (New York City)

For students and teachers.   LiteracyNet Learning Resources

For students and teachers.   LitLink

National Adult Literacy Database (NALD - CANADA)

National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL - USA) National Institute for Literacy (NIFL LINCS - USA)

Outreach and Technical Assistance Network (OTAN)

For students and teachers.   Teachers' Place
Useful for Math GED students

For students and teachers. The Change Agent
This bi-annual newspaper for adult education teachers and learners (available free online and by subscription in hard copy for $10/year) promotes social action as an important part of the adult learning experience and enables both teachers and learners to make civic participation and social justice part of their learning. Each issue explores a different social justice topic through news articles, opinion pieces, classroom activities and lessons, poems, cartoons, interviews, project descriptions, and printed and web-based resources. Recently the Change Agent has organized articles in several of its recent issues by reading level so this is an especially hand resource for reading teachers.

The Literacy List
 This list -- on-line and updated regularly

For students and teachers. TV411

TV411's mission is "to help adults gain the basic reading, writing, math, and science skills they need to achieve their educational, career, and personal goals." TV411 creates "educationally sound and entertaining multimedia learning materials and distributes them through television, the Internet, and literacy and community-based programs across the country. TV411 is a project of Education Development Center's Learning and Teaching Division."

  • Web Learning Projects (Susan Gaer)

    Return to the Main Page of the Literacy List

    Page last updated 11/30/13 by