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Reading Connections helps adults learn to read, write, speak and listen better.  Our students work one-on-one with a tutor or in a small group based on their needs and skills.  We want to help our students get good jobs and be good parents and neighbors. 

Adult Education
Our Adult Education program helps people (who can speak English) become better readers and writers.  We have some students who cannot read at all and others who just need a little extra help. 

ESOL
ESOL is English for Speakers of Other Languages.  This program helps adults learn to speak, read and write in English.  We have students from all over the world who speak many different languages and who want to learn English.

GED
The GED is a group of tests that someone can take if they did not get a high school diploma.  When you pass all five tests, you get a GED, which is a lot like a diploma.  We help people study for the GED.

Computers
Lots of jobs and schools need people to know about computers.  Reading Connections has a computer lab to help students learn about computers.  Plus, if you learn to use a computer, it can help you to read better.

Family Literacy
Many people come to Reading Connections because they want to be able to read to their children or help their kids with homework.  Reading Connections has small group classes for moms, dads, and other caregivers who want to improve reading and writing skills to teach your children. 

 
   
 

Self-Guided Activities
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Adult Education – Do you need extra help with reading?

  • California Distance Learning Project
  • Stories that have movies and sound.  There are also quizzes to take and new words to study.  Online lessons that can play audio of written text on a variety of cultural, civic, and current events topics.
  • The Northern Edge
  • An online newspaper for adult learners.  There are tests on subjects like math and language.  Learners can hear the articles read to them and they can read along following the text.
  • Vocabulary Games and Resources
  • Play a match game, hangman, do a word search, or a quiz to learn new words.  Subjects include animals, food, kitchen, transportation, vegetables, and musical instruments.  There are easy, medium, and hard levels.  This can also be used for ESOL students.
  • Multi-Cultural Educational Services
  • A variety of great online activities. Includes Story by Story Phonics, which features simple stories for beginning readers that focus on phonics.  Also includes life skills activities, such as how to write a check. The lessons have sound and movies. This site can also be used for ESOL students.
  • Writing Den
  • Get help with writing skills for many skill levels and topic areas.  Topics include tips (on sentences, paragraphs, and essays), a word of the day e-mail you can sign up to receive, and more.
  • TV411
  • This site has information on reading, writing, jobs, vocabulary, math, rulers, credit cards, learning, health, and much more.
  • The Internet Picture Dictionary
  • Basic picture dictionary with spelling activities and word games. Activities on the site include flashcards, fill-in-the-blanks, word scrambles, stinky spelling, and straight recall. French, Italian, Spanish and German versions are also available.
  • ABC Teach, Michigan
  • This site features a large collection of worksheets and activities for beginning readers. Although sometimes geared toward elementary school students, it is a great resource for adult learners as well.
  • Free Rice World Food Programme
  • A great tool for both intermediate to advanced ABE and ESOL students, this site features online activities for vocabulary, grammar, math, geography, and more. You can choose levels of difficulty, which will adjust depending on your answers. Each correct answer donates ten grains of rice to the UN World Food Program.
  • Hiyah.net
  • Under the "Software" section, you can find free online or downloadable activities, which are designed for children but helpful for beginning readers.
  • Scholastic
  • Scholastic's website features several online activities that are divided by grade level and subject (Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Math, etc.).
  • Reall-Languages
  • Good practice with common sight words. A student can listen for the words and try to pick them out of a list.
  • Internet Evangelism Day
  • A helpful guide to good principles of teaching adults. This page is part of a larger resource devoted to evangelism.
  • Gino Otto
  • Includes links to interactive reading lessons and other resources.
  • Federal Resources for Educational Excellence
  • A large list of educational resources, divided by subject area. It is mostly designed with advanced learners in mind, but there are helpful links under Math and Language Arts that can be good resources for teaching math and literacy skills.
  • Student Coalition for Action in Literacy Education
  • The Student Coalition for Action in Literacy Education is a partner of Reading Connections. SCALE places workers at various non-profits devoted to literacy throughout North Carolina for a year or two of service.


ESOL – Are you learning the English language?

  • USA Learns
  • Learn beginning and intermediate English free. Watch video lessons and do 1000s of activities. Practice English speaking, listening, vocabulary, pronunciation, reading, spelling, writing, and grammar.
  • Pumarosa
  • This site is good for Spanish speakers.  It uses Spanish to help teach English.
  • Center for New North Carolinians
  • The Center for New North Carolinians at UNCG has resources available to learn about cultural and historic backgrounds for immigrant and refugee groups.
  • English Plus
  • The Center for New North Carolinians at UNCG has resources available to learn about cultural and historic backgrounds for immigrant and refugee groups.
  • WyzAnt Resources
  • A collection of lessons and activities including grammar exercises and conversation starters.
  • Vocabulary (Israel)
  • Play a match game, hangman, do a word search, or a quiz to learn new words.  Subjects include animals, food, kitchen, transportation, vegetables, and musical instruments.  There are easy, medium, and hard levels.  This can also be used for ABE students.
  • Free Rice, World Food Programme
  • A great tool for both intermediate to advanced ABE and ESOL students, this site features online activities for vocabulary, grammar, math, geography, and more. You can choose levels of difficulty, which will adjust depending on your answers. Each correct answer donates ten grains of rice to the UN World Food Program.
  • Many Things
  • A good website with lots of games and activities for ESL students.
  • Activities for ESL Students
  • Another website with ESOL activities, arranged by difficulty. Includes bilingual quizzes in many different languages.
  • Randall's Cyber ESL Listening Lab
  • On this site, a learner may choose from among several levels and topics to hear a conversation or monologue on a specific subject, and then answer comprehension questions.
  • ESL Independent Study Lab
  • On this site, a learner may choose from among several levels and topics to hear a conversation or monologue on a specific subject, and then answer comprehension questions.


GED – Are you studying for the GED?

  • AAA Math
  • Math activities by grade level and by math topic.  Practice basic math, money, measurement, fractions, and more.
  • Aplus Math
  • This site is good for drill and practice in basic math.  Use the website to make your own flashcards and worksheets, or you can play some interesting math games.  Worksheets can be printed out for basic math, algebra, fractions, money, and decimals.
  • Cool Math
  • Math practice activities from basic addition through algebra.
  • Purple Math
  • Extensive online tutorials in math, particularly algebra, with links to other math websites.
  • Newsome Associates
  • Clicking on "Publications" and then "Literacy List" will bring up a list of several websites for ABE, GED, and ESOL.
  • Multiplication
  • Includes worksheets, flash cards, and online games for practicing multiplication skills.
  • University of Calgary
  • "Basic Elements of English" includes several grammar tutorials that are helpful for students preparing for the GED.
  • GED Testing Service
  • A free GED online class with practice tests. Offers help in Math, Social Studies, Science, and Language Arts.
  • GED Prep Info
  • GED preparation website. Has an overview of each section of the test, as well as practice questions.


Employment – Are you looking for a job?

  • Career Key
  • Find out what jobs you might like based on your personality.
  • NC Works Online
  • NCWorks Online is a one-stop online resource for job seekers and employers in North Carolina. Job seekers can search for jobs, create resumes, and find education and training. Employers can find candidates, post jobs, and search labor market information.
  • My Next Move
  • Search for a career with key words, by industry, or by interest.


Computer - Do you want to learn to use a computer?

  • Mousercise
  • Learn how to use the mouse. A fun activity for those very new to using the computer.
  • Sense-Lang
  • A resource for improving keyboarding skills.
  • Good Typing
  • Another helpful site for learning how to type. Requires you to register, which is free.