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Student Resources

Adult Basic Education

PBS NewsHour
An online interactive newspaper for students based upon the nightly PBS broadcasts by Jim Lehrer. The site also includes resources and lessons for teachers.

The ABE Classrooom
A comprehensive list of Math, Language Arts, and Reading sites compiled by Northwest LINCS

An interactive web site featuring themes of money, parenting, people and health

Learning Resources on Literacy Net
Web-based instruction using current and past news stories

Credit Diploma

Purdue University Online Writing Lab
Purdue University - writing tutorials

Guide to Writing Research Papers
Capital Community College - guide to writing research papers

Political Cartoons
Teacher's guide for the use of political cartoons in the classroom

GCF Global Learning
Free career and computer application tutorials

CT Digital Library - a collection of library and information resources available to all CT residents

Great American Speeches
Listen to the actual speeches given by great Americans

 English as a Second Language 

Dave's ESL Cafe
Internet's meeting place for students and teachers

ESL Listening Activities
An online resource for listening quizzes, interviews, and other practice resources

Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab
A collection of listening activities organized by levels

An online magazine for learners of English

TV 411
An interactive web site featuring themes of money, parenting, people and health

ESL Gold
Free teaching and learning materials for both instructors and students

Practitioner's Toolkit
A free resource sponsored by a grant from the Office of Vocational and Adult Education - downloadable materials for adult education and family literacy instructors

 ESL Quick Guide for the Classroom
A comprehensive list of ESL related Internet sites compiled by Northwest LINCS

English for All
An excellent free resource to help adults learn English

ESL Lesson Plans and Resources
A collection of resources for teachers

ESL Collection
National Institute for Literacy Special collection of activities for instructors and learners

Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day
A wonderful collection of websites of interest to ESL students

U.S.A Learns
a free site for Adults to learn English and improve their basic reading, writing, speaking, and life skills.


Official Site of GED Testing
General GED information

GED Connection
A free online learning component which accompanies the GED Connection materials

GED and College Prep at Free-Ed.net
An excellent free educational website for students preparing themselves for GED testing. Students may work on their own or register for a free online class

GED Quick Guide for the Classroom
A comprehensive list of GED related Internet sites compiled by Northwest LINCS

CT GED Information
GED information specific to CT

Contemporary's GED Math
An online math resource which accompanies Contemporary's GEDtext. The Student Center includes chapter outline, reviews, and GED practice tests

GED 2016 Professional Development
A free online mini course for educators sponsored by the Kentucky Department for Adult Education and Literacy. The course provides information about the tests as well as strategies that can be implemented in the classroom

Test Prep Review
A wonderful series of GED practice tests

GED Prep Information
Information related to preparing for the GED exam

Steck-Vaughn's GED Practice
Gedpractice.com is a free service provided by Steck-Vaughn to familiarize you with the types of items you will see on the actual GED test. By answering GED practice questions and getting feedback, you will develop a feel for the kind of reading, thinking, and problem-solving skills you will need to pass the GED test. All of us at Steck-Vaughn hope that gedpractice.com helps you decide to prepare for and take the GED test. For more information about the test itself, call the GED Hot Line at 1-800-62-MY-GED.


Naturalization Self Test
A self testing study guide to prepare for naturalization test

Preparing for The Citizenship Interview
Wonderful resource for students developed by a an Adult Education program in San Jose, CA

Civics and Citizenship Resources
Resource for adult ESL teachers integrating civics and citizenship preparation


U.S. Department of Labor-sponsored Web site that offers career resources and workforce information to job seekers, students, businesses, and workforce professionals

O*Net Resource Center
Primary source of occupational information. An interactive databank for exploring and searching occupations.


CT State Dept of Ed
Educational resource for the state

Capitol Region Education Council
Educational portal for the region

Adult Training and Development Network training and technical assistance in assessments, instruction, and curriculum for adult educators in the state

Teacher Tools and Templates
A collection of templates, forms, and diagrams for use in the classroom

GCF Global Learning
A series of free technology tutorials focusing on Microsoft Office products

National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy Website features online edition of Focus on Basics

CASA Quick Search Online
QuickSearch Online is an easy-to-use database of 2,300+ instructional material titles coded to skill levels, CASAS Competencies, and skill areas. It provides an essential link between assessment and instruction in the CASAS system.

CASAS Competencies
These critical competencies provide instructional objectives for curriculum, direct links to test content for monitoring student learning, criteria for program evaluation, and a referencing system for instructional materials.

CASAS Sample Test Items
a collection of CASAS Life and Work Listening Sample Test Items


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