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Digital Tools for Reading and Writing Practice

Participants in the Technology and Learning Community of Practice (CoP) have been discussing different ways of involving learners using digital media. Several links and resources have been recommended.

When the Cure is a Meal, Not a Pill -- Teachable moments

Dear One and All:

I ran across this article when I was looking for a brief text to replace an outdated text in a lesson plan on finding the main idea, supporting points, and creating a summary.  It seems to me it could have multiple instructional uses for reading and writing, as well as critical thinking, listening, and speaking about our healthcare system.

Call for Adult Learner Writing - Women's Perspectives

Women's Perspectives #9 - Women Celebrate the Future - will showcase original writings and artwork by adult literacy/basic education students across all levels. Student writers and artists are encouraged to reflect and to share ideas on the theme “Women Celebrate the Future.”

Announcement: Publishes ''Make Beliefs to Spark Your Writing'' for English Language Learners Publishes ‘’Make Beliefs to Spark Your Writing,’’

Free E-Book for English Language Learning and Literacy Programs has launched its latest, free interactive digital book to encourage writing – ‘’Make Beliefs to Spark Your Writing.’’  It can be downloaded directly from the web site at:

Using Writing Instruction Videos in Adult Education


On May 1st this year, in the LINCS Reading and Writing CoP, I wrote:

Teachers needed for adult secondary education video review project

Writing teaching colleagues,

Teachers needed for adult secondary education video review project

Writing teaching colleagues,

I am looking for a handful of adult secondary education writing teachers who teach adults or out-of-school youth, and who are interested in working with other teachers in an online group to review free, online writing instruction videos. The goal is to put together a good list of teacher-reviewed and rated ASE level videos with engaging content and sound practice, a list of annotated videos that could be used by students who need to learn and practice how to write well at the secondary or pre-college level.

Reminder: Free Webinar Next Tuesday, 4/16: Making Sense of Decoding and Spelling

Dear LINCS Community members,

The Reading and Writing group will be hosting a free webinar and accompanying discussion thread on the Making Sense of Decoding and Spelling: An Adult Reading Course of Study curriculum. This research-based literacy intervention is geared toward adult educators who teach reading and writing and is designed to teach adult learners to decode and spell words accurately and fluently.


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