ADULT BASIC LITERACY AND ESL RESOURCES & FORMS

You are changing the lives of adults and their children in the most profound and lasting way!  For that, we cannot thank you enough.

Tutor Reports

Please understand that the reports we ask you to fill out are required by NYS Dept. of Education, and other funders.  We cannot exist without your reports. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO FILL OUT YOUR REPORT

Student Testing

It is also important that your student be re-tested regularly so we can monitor progress, or identify a problem. Please call our office to schedule an assessment if you haven’t recently.

Links to Online Resources

Below are some online sources we use to find worksheets, lesson plans, and ideas for working with adult learners.  We hope you will find them useful.  If you find additional web sites with great resources, please share them with us!

We are here to support and help you. If you need any suggestions on how to further help your student, or if you feel that he/she is not making progress, let us know. We might be able to provide you with some ideas and materials that will be useful.

Basic Readers

Newsela – Leveled reading on various topics

iSLCOLLECTIVE – Thousands of worksheets, searchable by level and topic.  Excellent resource for grammar-related material

IXL – All manner of content (math, science, history, English), aimed at K-12 but may work well for adult learners

eReading Worksheets – Free worksheets that address the subskills which medium-level Basic Readers and high-level English Language Learners need for improving reading comprehension.  Even though the site is aimed at K-12, the worksheets are great for adult learners.  Skip the colorful grade level buttons and go to the far right side of the home page where you can scan down the list of subskills (main idea, fact vs. opinion, making inferences, drawing conclusions, etc.)  Once you click into individual worksheets, you can print or send by email.

Adult Education Tutor Support from Eastside Literacy – FAQs, tips, and usable resources from a fellow adult literacy organization in Washington State

SEN Teacher – Free teaching resources for students with special needs

The 6 Syllable Types – PDF doc describing the 6 types of syllables, with activity worksheets.  For teaching phonics to basic readers.

The Times in Plain English – newspaper articles on current events, written in plain English for adult learners.

English Language Learners

Activities for ESL Students – Quizzes, tests, exercises, and puzzles to help English language learners with grammar and vocabulary

iSLCOLLECTIVE – Thousands of worksheets, searchable by level and topic.  Excellent resource for grammar-related material

eReading Worksheets – Free worksheets that address the subskills which medium-level Basic Readers and high-level English Language Learners need for improving reading comprehension.  Even though the site is aimed at K-12, the worksheets are great for adult learners.  Skip the colorful grade level buttons and go to the far right side of the home page where you can scan down the list of subskills (main idea, fact vs. opinion, making inferences, drawing conclusions, etc.)  Once you click into individual worksheets, you can print or send by email.

EL Civics for ESL Students – Civics, government, life skills, and history lessons for English language learners

Center for Adult English Language Acquisition (CAELA) – Repository of research and resources on best practices to use in teaching and understanding the needs of the English Language Learner

Reading 101 for English Language Learners – ELL instructional strategies based on the five components of reading (phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension)

TESOL – Professional organization for teachers of English to speakers of other languages.  Blog, research, and a resource center with lesson plans, ideas, activities, etc. to incorporate in teaching

Easy English News – Resources, activities, and a monthly newspaper written in simple English for adult and young adult immigrants and visitors to the US.