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708 S. Irma Blvd.

Gonzales, LA 70737

 

Tel: 225-647-3955

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 Resources 

Literacy Tutor Education

Tutoring Resources

California Library Literacy Services (CLLS): 

California Library Literacy Services provides tutor training and sample curriculum. 

HopeLink Tutor Support:

HopeLink Tutor Support site provides ESL and Basic Literacy tutor resources. 

Illinois State Library Adult Literacy Volunteer Tutor Training: 

Illinois State Library provides tutor training modules that include lesson planning, instructional strategies, and reading techniques.

Literacy Information and Communication System:

LINCS is a national leadership initiative of the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) to expand evidence-based practice in the field of adult education. On this website you can access the LINCS learning portal through the courses tab on the home page. 

Teaching Excellence in Adult Literacy (TEAL):

TEAL focuses on improving quality of writing for Adult Basic Education (ABE) and offers an intensive program of professional development in adult education programs.

Washtenaw Literacy: 

Washtenaw Literacy provides printable worksheets, lesson planning guides, as well as additional resources for tutors and learners.

Comprehension

Cloze Procedure in the Teaching of Reading 

Article about the Cloze Procedure as an effective teaching technique.

CommonLit 

Access free instructional materials to support literacy development. Search text collection by lexile range or grade level. Each unit lasts 1-3 weeks and comes with a graphic organizer, paired texts, multiple choice questions, short constructed response questions, and final assessment essay prompts.

Decoding

Ogden's Basic English Word List

Charles Kay Ogden's Basic English ordered word list. 

Fluency

What Is Guided Oral Reading?

An article explaining the guided oral reading instructional strategy. 

Effective Reading Instruction 

An article detailing what is effective reading instruction. 

 

Grammar

Azargrammar.com: 

Free worksheets, activities, and vocabulary ranging from beginner to advanced levels.

English For Everyone

Free printable worksheets and puzzles. 

Phonetics

ABC Fast Phonics

An interactive website which uses pictures, audio, and clickable words to teach phonics. 

Handwriting

Handwriting Worksheets 

Create custum handwriting worksheets for beginning writers. 

 

Community Resources

Ascension Public Schools:

Parent and student resouces for Ascension Parish Public Schools. 

Ascension Parish Government Resources:

Access to public information for the parish of Ascension. 

 

Louisiana Rehabilitation Services: 

Louisiana Rehabilitation Services (LRS) assists persons with disabilities in their desire to obtain or maintain employment and/or achieve independence in their communities by providing rehabilitation services and working cooperatively with business and other community resources.

Louisiana Workforce Commission Services for Job Seekers:

Helping Individuals Reach Employment (HiRE) provides job search tools, services for job seekers, occupational data, veterans services and more. 

Volunteers of America: Intellectual & Developmental Disability Services

In Baton Rouge, Volunteers of America has been helping adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities make informed life-choices, acquire daily living skills, and live as independently as possible. Services offered range from vocational day programs to residential living. 

Work Ready U

WorkReady U provides services for individuals seeking to obtain their High School Equivalency Diploma (HiSET, formerly the GED®), and transition to various college and career pathways.

 

Hi-Lo Resources

APL Catalog

Collection of Hi-Lo books in Ascension Parish Library.

Medline Plus

Easy to understand health and drug information.

State Library of Louisiana

The State Library of Louisiana's Basic Reads Fiction LibGuide is designed for adult new readers and ESL students. These books are written on a variety of levels and are all high interest.

The Times in Plain English

Global news source written clearly and easily understood. 

You can check readibility using this free online calculator.

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