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    Newsela takes authentic, real world content from trusted sources and makes it instruction ready for ELA, social studies, and science classrooms. Texts are published at five reading levels, so content can be both challenging to and supportive of every learner. Today, more than 3.3 million teachers and 40 million students have registered with Newsela for content that’s accessible to everyone, aligned to standards, and attached to activities and reporting that provide visibility into what students are learning and how teachers are leveraging the content in instruction. With more than 15,000 texts and multiple new texts published daily across 20+ genres, Newsela has the content to help educators fill the gaps in their core materials. Newsela helps create more engaging lessons that meet students where they are, having the assurance that every content choice is vetted, aligned to standards, and contributing to learning.

    For instructions on how to make an account, how to help your student sign up, and how to get started with Newsela, please contact us at lvkc@coventrylibrary.org.


    ProLiteracy Ed Network Portal



    ProLiteracy Education Network

    As a tutor or student with Literacy Volunteers of Kent County, you have access to ProLiteracy's Education Network. The network is a comprehensive collection of online courses and resources for adult literacy and ESL instructors, program staff, trainers, and adult learners. ProLiteracy adds content monthly, so be sure to check it out!

    Students and tutors may access the education network by going to the Literacy Volunteers of Kent County Member Portal, then making an account as a tutor or student.


    Financial Wellness Center


    Financial Wellness Center

    Take control of your money with this free online resource that brings clear, in-depth lessons that help you dive into the financial topics you care most about.

    The Financial Wellness Center offers free online access to financial information, and tools for calculation through short articles or exercises to make it easier on the learner to understand. Information is available on basics, like making a budget, using credit cards, building credit, understanding health insurance and fraud & security. As well as, information on things like buying a house, buying a car, life changes, paying for college, retirement, and more. 

    Browse our collection, explore, and search topics of interest to you by visiting the Financial Wellness Center at coventrylibrarylvkc.banzai.org/wellness.


    Mango Languages


    Mango Languages

    An online language-learning system that will help improve conversational skills. Mango learning system reinforces grammar, vocabulary, culture, and pronunciation, the four key elements of becoming a confident communicator using relevant learning material and high-quality audio.

    Sign up here: http://connect.mangolanguages.com/askri/start


    Gale Presents: Udemy


    Gale Presents: Udemy

    Udemy is an online learning platform for adults who want to improve work-related skills or further develop a personal interest. Users can search through more than 4,000 continuously updated, on-demand video courses across 75 categories in business, technology, design, and more. All courses are taught by world-class instructors and offer a tailor-made learning experience for those who want to learn new technologies and skills to stay competitive in a changing workforce.

    With your library card, and a Google or Microsoft account, you can remotely access thousands of online courses. Ninety percent of the courses offer subtitles and/or transcripts for video lectures to support a variety of learning styles.

    Visit their website here: https://www.galesupport.com/askrigeo/oos.php


    ProLiteracy Notebook


    ProLiteracy Notebook

    Notebook is published three times a year by ProLiteracy, the largest adult literacy and basic education membership organization in the nation. It is a great resource for tutors with topics including Health Literacy, Speaking & Listening, Reading, Writing, Pronunciation, Professional Development, Exploring Resources, Student and Tutor Profiles, etc.

    Newest editions are on our webpage under Attachments! You may also read the paper copy at the LVKC office, or visit the ProLiteracy Notebook webpage online for older editions.


    News For You Print


    News For You

    News For You is a great resource for Students with tips for Tutors who read along. It offers easy-to-read news stories that can help you learn to read, write, speak, and understand the English language. Seven new stories are posted each Wednesday, along with audio, exercises, vocabulary, a crossword puzzle, a word search, and a poll. The articles on News for You are based on reports from The Associated Press and The Washington Post news services. All content is thoroughly reviewed by adult education professionals and editors to ensure accuracy, low-level readability, and appropriateness.

    News For You Online includes full audio for every story, interactive exercises, and a moderated comments section to encourage writing and discussion.

    Pick up a paper copy at the office, or visit newsforyouonline.com for the newest issue!

    (News for You Online Passcode: 378794)


    Newcomer's Almanac


    Newcomer's Almanac

    Newcomer's Almanac offers a unique collection of information, advice and cultural interpretation. Those who have moved to the US for work or personal reasons have found the blend of practical tips and thoughtful analysis of American culture during their transition. It comes with an English practice worksheet which gives grammar, vocabulary, conversation, and reading comprehension exercises based on articles in the newsletter.

    Newcomer's Almanac is free to download on our webpage under Attachments!


    EBSCO Learning Express Library

    AskRI - EBSCO Learning Express

    LearningExpress Library is a one-stop shop for practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and other information to enhance school, work or life proficiencies. While LearningExpress Library offers practice exams for students from elementary school through graduate school, such as the PSAT, SAT, ACT, TOEFL, GMAT, LCAT, MCAT, PCAT, GRE, GED and other standardized tests, it also offers services for adults looking to increase their job, career and educational skills. Across its several centers, LearningExpress Library provides online access to eBooks, courses, and tests for workforce training, professional licensing exams, and adult education.

    Click HERE to visit the Learning Express Library

    Click HERE to visit Adult Core Skills.

    Click HERE to visit the High School Equivalency Center.


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    National External Diploma Program

    The National External Diploma Program (NEDP) is a nationally recognized program designed for adults who want to earn a high school diploma. This performance assessment system assesses the high school level skills of adults. NEDP evaluates the reading, writing, math and workforce readiness skills of participants in life and work contexts. NEDP is a web based program that encompasses eight content areas: Cultural Literacy; Health Literacy; Civic Literacy; Consumer Awareness; Financial Literacy; 21st Century Workplace; Geography and History; Science.

    To learn more about the NEDP, visit riral.org/nedp!


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    General Educational Development Testing

    The General Educational Development (GED) test is a series  of four subject tests a person can take to demonstrate their high school academic knowledge. Earning a GED diploma is the equivalent to a U.S. high school diploma for those who were not able to complete a traditional high school program. The GED test is comprised of four subjects: math, science, social studies, and language arts.

    To learn more about the GED, visit ged.com to find study materials, teaching resources and more!


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    United States Citizenship Resource Center

    The Citizenship Resource Center has a collection of helpful resources and free study materials for a variety of users. It is a great resource for immigrants who are interested in becoming U.S. citizens, as well as educators who play a critical role in preparing learners.

    To learn more about U.S Citizenship, visit uscis.gov/citizenship for resources on attaining citizenship in the United States of America!