Blog : Adult Education


What It Means to Be an Adult Literacy Advocate

By Jennifer Vecchiarelli In November 2018, Kara Krawiec became the first ever ProLiteracy Hero. Kara is an adult literacy advocate  who is the East site coordinator at Seeds of Literacy in Cleveland, Ohio, an organization that provides personalized education to empower adults to succeed in their communities. There are over
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High School Equivalency Credentials: A Closer Look at the TASC®

If you didn’t finish high school, you can still demonstrate that you have the same skills and knowledge as a high school graduate through a test. This test is called a high school equivalency (HSE) credential. For many years, Ohio only offered the GED® exam, but in 2017, the Ohio
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Seeds Tutor Reflects On 13 Years Of Making Learning Personal

By Mark Yanochko Tutoring students at Seeds of Literacy has enriched my life, far beyond the satisfaction I receive from the work I do on Thursday mornings. Although helping students learn is the main reason I tutor, my experiences have included personal interactions that extend far beyond the lessons. When
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5 Tips for Writing a First Draft

~ Drafting: The Second Step in the Writing Process ~ You’ve had the idea. You’ve gathered your thoughts. You’ve done some great prewriting. What’s the next step in the writing process? Once you have done some prewriting and compiled all your thoughts, the task is simply to write. That might
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How to Determine Reading Fluency Using Simple Math

Everyone reads differently. It’s a common misconception that a person can either read, or they can’t. There is no switch from non-reader to reader. Does your student read slowly, but accurately? Perhaps you are a student who reads quickly, but doesn’t always understand what you read. Like most things in
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What is Prewriting and How Is It Done?

~ The First Stage of the Writing Process ~ Too often we assume that writing happens instantaneously and without much thought; however, the important thing to remember is that writing takes time. (And usually a lot of planning.) Prewriting is the first, and some say the most important, stage of
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5 Ways To Learn to Love Reading

~ And Ace the 30-Minute-A-Day Reading Challenge ~ Have you decided you’re up for the challenge? You may be looking forward to increasing your vocabulary, improving your critical thinking skills, and developing a source of relaxation. But if you aren’t already a regular reader, you may not know where to
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