This board features resources on word analysis, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension.
READING COMPREHENSION: Paste any text (or type a website address) in the textbox on the site and this tool will simplify difficult vocabulary in the text to help with reading comprehension.
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Rewordify.com free online reading comprehension software. Changes text so that students understand what they are reading. Even does websites!
Free teacher resource: Rewordify Copy-paste tough English in the top yellow box and click "Rewordify text." or Enter the URL (like news.google.com) of a difficult web page in the top yellow box and press Enter. All the links take you to rewordified pages.
Site to help ELL students
Rewordify is a free site that was developed by a special education teacher and former computer programmer for the purpose of helping students read complex passages. Rewordify takes a complex passage and rephrases it in simpler terms. Students can adjust Rewordify's settings to match their needs. For example, students can add words to a "skip list" and those words will not be changed when they appear in a passage.
FLUENCY: This post on helping struggling readers with fluency is directed towards K12 teachers, but the information is helpful for tutors of adults as well. There are links to suggested activities and teaching strategies.
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Struggling Readers Need Specific Reading Encouragement |
Blog post from This Reading Mama, 10 Things Struggling Readers Need
Struggling Readers Series: 10 Things Struggling Readers Need - This Reading Mama Good ideas!
VOCABULARY: Crossword puzzles are a fun way to learn new vocabulary. Generate a crossword puzzle for free on this website using your own list of vocabulary words.
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Website to create your own crossword puzzle up to 50 words.
Crossword puzzle maker
DECODING AND SPELLING: Free, downloadable research-based 30-unit course on teaching reading and spelling for adults. Includes Lesson Plans, Teacher's Guide and Learner Activity Book. Suitable for intermediate level learners. A LINCS Publication.
READING COMPREHENSION: This site has many video lessons and exercises for teaching reading comprehension and vocabulary.
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A site for adult learning
TV411: prefix lesson. Plus tons of other resources! Great for blended learning and flipped classrooms!
New Resources.... check them out for adult learners.
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Online dictionary activity.
FLUENCY: Leveled reading selections appropriate for adult learners. This resource can be used for guided oral reading, fluency practice and improving reading comprehension. - Developed by the Marshall Minnesota Adult Education.
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VOCABULARY: This video demonstrates how to explicitly teach vocabulary by encouraging learners to come up with sentences using the new words they learn.
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COMPONENTS OF READING: Research based instruction for teaching adults to read from LINCS.
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VOCABULARY: This video teaches how to use multi-sensory techniques to teach words with Latin roots, suffixes and prefixes for intermediate/advanced adult learners. This is a presentation by Christy Hendrickson at the 2012 San Diego Tutor Conference.