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Online Workshop for Volunteers

Launch the training! Volunteers are registered for online training as part of their interview with an Adult Literacy Center Coordinator. Online workshops are done on your own. You will be assigned a username and password by the Online Training Manager.

You have two weeks to finish the workshop. Once you have completed the workshop, notification will be sent to the Online Training Manager, who will notify your Adult Literacy Coordinator.

Student assignments are made at the end of the training. If you cannot complete the online training in time, please notify the Adult Literacy Office at literacy@lapl.org.

Core Curriculum

Laubach Way to Reading - Free teacher guides, flash cards, worksheets, and more to support your tutoring

Challenger - Free teacher guides, student diplomas, puzzles, and more to support your tutoring

Leamos - Leamos is pre-ESL Spanish literacy course for native Spanish-speakers with little to no formal education. Contact your literacy coordinator if you think your learner would benefit from the program

Supplemental Curriculum

Learning Upgrade - Learning Upgrade is an app available for iOS or Android that can help with English and math. Learning Upgrade is available for all learners enrolled in the Adult Literacy Program. Contact your Literacy Coordinator for login information.

Reading Horizons - Reading Horizons is an assigned, computer-based literacy course that can be done individually or in a lab. Potential learners will be assigned to the course by a literacy coordinator during their intake assessment. Reading Horizons is perfect for learners who are just learning the alphabet or learning to put words together. Contact your literacy coordinator if you think your learner would benefit from the program.

Oxford Bookworms - Oxford Bookworms is a series of simplified classics, original stories, and non-fiction books written at different reading levels for beginning adult readers. Oxford Bookworms supplement the core curriculum by allowing learners to pick books to read for pleasure that are accessible at their reading level. Access free downloadable tests, activities, and more resources to enrich your learner's Oxford Bookworms reading. Free registration is required.

Oxford Dominoes - Oxford Dominoes is a series of simplified classics, original stories, and non-fiction books written at different reading levels for beginning adult readers. They can supplement the core curriculum by allowing learners to pick books to read for pleasure that are accessible to their reading level. free downloadable tests, activities, and more resources to enrich your learner's Oxford Dominoes reading. Free registration is required.

News For You – News For You is a weekly newspaper for adult literacy students and English-language learners. The articles are based on reports from The Associated Press and The Washington Post, and all content is reviewed by adult education professionals and editors to ensure accuracy, low-level readability, and appropriateness. Access online audio of each story in full or sentence-by-sentence, exercises, vocabulary, a crossword puzzle, a word search, and a poll. Ask your literacy coordinator for a password to enjoy all the features on the site.

The Change Agent – The Change Agent is a biannual magazine for adult literacy volunteers and learners published by the New England Literacy Resource Center (NELRC). Access downloadable back issues, audio of each story in full or sentence-by-sentence, and webinars on volunteering with The Change Agent. Ask your literacy coordinator for a username and password to enjoy all the features on the site.

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