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What It Means to Be an Adult Literacy Tutor

By Jennifer Vecchiarelli In November 2018, Kara Krawiec became the first ever ProLiteracy Hero. Kara is an adult literacy tutor at Seeds of Literacy in Cleveland, Ohio, an organization that provides personalized education to empower adults to succeed in their communities. There are over 250 tutors like Kara who currently
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Success Story: Mother Breaks the Cycle By Achieving HSE

Rosemarie dropped out of school in the 10th grade and her mother’s education ended at 4th. She knew that if she wanted to break the cycle for her children, she had to make a change. “You need to believe in yourself,” she said. “If you don’t, who will?” Rosemarie knows
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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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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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Why Do Standardized Tests Use Outdated Language?

~Prompts From Public Domain~ I’m not a teacher but I’m surrounded by them — Smart, well-educated academics who truly care about ending adult illiteracy. They have a genuine love of learning, an incredible amount of patience, and are willing to share their knowledge with others.   REASONING THROUGH READING AND
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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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Avid Readers Perform Better On High School Equivalency Tests

~ 30-Minutes A Day Is All It Takes ~ Want to be successful on your GED®, TASC®, or HiSET® high school equivalency test? One of the best ways to do that is by becoming a “reader.” There’s no shortage of research that demonstrates readers have higher vocabularies and tend to
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The 4 Steps in the Writing Process

~ There Is No Magic Pencil ~ When I was in school, the boy who sat next to me said he believed my pencil was magic. From the moment my pencil hit the paper, the words would flow. Meanwhile, he would stare at the page for what seemed like eternity
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