Blog : literacy


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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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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Seeds Appears On Cleveland’s 43 Focus with Harry Boomer [Video]

In December, Christopher Richards (Site Coordinator, Seeds West) and Dr. Carmine Stewart (President, Aspire Consulting & Educational Services) appeared on Cleveland’s 43 Focus with Harry Boomer. The pair highlighted the critical issue of adult illiteracy in Cleveland. They also discussed changes to the adult education landscape, and how the Cleveland
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Case Western Reserve University Students Tutor at Seeds

Case Western Reserve University Students Tutor Adult Learners at Seeds

Tuesday nights are stacked, tutor-wise, at Seeds East. That’s because Seeds East has been the beneficiary of four weekly tutors from Case Western Reserve University (Case). Working in a service program through the Center for Civic Engagement and Leadership (CCED), these Case students are just the most recent to volunteer
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GED, TASC, and HiSET Practice Questions & Answers

In 2018, Seeds will post questions like those that appear on the GED, HiSET, and TASC tests on social media for #TriviaTuesdays. Bookmark this page for  answers. 7/24/18 Math From Kaplan GED Test 2015 Strategies, Practice, and Review ANSWER B The diagram shows that at the high point of its
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Looking Back: Seeds’ Founder Sister Kathleen

~Seeds of Literacy’s Strong Roots Date Back 20 Years to Sister Kathleen~ When Sister Kathleen Kilbane, CSJ founded Seeds of Literacy in 1997, she planted the hope and purpose that would grow into Seeds’ mission today: to provide personalized education that empowers adults to succeed in their communities. Sr. Kathleen
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#SeatsForStudents Campaign a Success!

Seeds of Literacy RAN OUT OF CHAIRS! Yes, you read that correctly. At Seeds West, students arrived to class early just to make sure they had somewhere to sit. “Our students overcome a lot of obstacles in their lives,” Executive Director Bonnie Entler said. “Having somewhere to sit while studying
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Defining Acronyms, Abbreviations, and Jargon Used In Adult Education

~Understanding the Adult Ed Alphabet Soup~ Most people have childhood memories of letter-shaped SpaghettiOs® or alphabet soup, quick, and inexpensive warm meals served by busy parents.  But as adults, the term “alphabet soup” takes on a far less nostalgic meaning. LOL. IDK. IRS. APB. GED. RTA. Technology has changed the
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Pure Imagination Brunch Fundraiser [PHOTO ESSAY]

Pure Imagination, our 17th Annual Sowing Seeds of Hope benefit brunch in September, was enjoyed by 185 guests and raised $46,000 for student instruction. This year’s event included AVEJING (a jazz trio from Tri-C), raffle, silent auction, and money cake created by staffer Claudia D’Attellis. Heartfelt thanks go out to
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