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Adult Basic Education (ABE): BASIC SKILLS: READING AND WRITING

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To do a quick keyword search, here are some keywords you might try:

Writing

Reading

English grammar

Study skills

Readers

Reading comprehension

Reading skills

BASIC SKILLS WEB SITES: GENERAL AND READING/WRITING-FOCUSED

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These free online materials from Goodwill Community Foundation cover basic technology, literacy, and math skills. Separate sections focus on Everyday Life, Math & Money, Computer Training, and Work & Career. There is also a Learning to Read module.

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 This site is designed to help adults improve basic literacy skills using current news stories. Each module includes the full text of the story, audio and video clips, and interactive activities to test comprehension.

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A collection of educational videos from all over the web arranged by broad subject area.  Physical science, life science, earth and space, math, social studies and language arts are all covered.  The site provides appropriate resources for students at all grade levels.

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BBC Skillswise is an excellent site for basic math and English skills.  It includes factsheets, worksheets, quizzes, and games to help you improve your skills.  (Note that this site is British and uses British spelling rules.)

FILMS ON DEMAND: READING AND WRITING

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Free, 24/7 access for Madison College students, faculty and staff to hundreds of curriculum-focused videos.  Create an account, log in, and start searching.  (If viewing from off campus, have your Madison College username and password ready.)

For help with grammar, punctuation, and basic reading and writing skills, try one of these titles.  Click on the link to view the video. 

BASIC SKILLS EDUCATION AT MADISON COLLEGE: USEFUL LINKS

DAILY GRAMMAR

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ONLINE DICTIONARIES AND WORD FINDERS

ONLINE WRITING TOOLS AND HANDOUTS

ONLINE READING TIPS