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ACES: Learning Strategies

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ACES (Academic, Career & Employability Skills) The goal of ACES is to ensure that Adult Basic Education (ABE) programs are able to provide effective contextualized instruction integrating post-secondary education and training readiness, employability skills, and career readiness at all levels. The Transitions Integration Framework (TIF) is the cornerstone of ACES. It was designed to provide ABE programs and instructors with guidance on the effective integration of transitions skills into instruction at all levels of ABE. The TIF defines the academic, career, and employability skills essential for adult learners to successfully transition to post-secondary education, career training, the workplace, and community involvement. The ACES Resource Library contains tools to help ABE practitioners incorporate the TIF skills into lessons and instructional settings and provides materials that can be used directly with adult learners.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Author: Heather Turngren

ACES: Critical Thinking

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ACES (Academic, Career & Employability Skills) The goal of ACES is to ensure that Adult Basic Education (ABE) programs are able to provide effective contextualized instruction integrating post-secondary education and training readiness, employability skills, and career readiness at all levels. The Transitions Integration Framework (TIF) is the cornerstone of ACES. It was designed to provide ABE programs and instructors with guidance on the effective integration of transitions skills into instruction at all levels of ABE. The TIF defines the academic, career, and employability skills essential for adult learners to successfully transition to post-secondary education, career training, the workplace, and community involvement. The ACES Resource Library contains tools to help ABE practitioners incorporate the TIF skills into lessons and instructional settings and provides materials that can be used directly with adult learners.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Author: Heather Turngren

ACES: Self Management

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ACES (Academic, Career & Employability Skills) The goal of ACES is to ensure that Adult Basic Education (ABE) programs are able to provide effective contextualized instruction integrating post-secondary education and training readiness, employability skills, and career readiness at all levels. The Transitions Integration Framework (TIF) is the cornerstone of ACES. It was designed to provide ABE programs and instructors with guidance on the effective integration of transitions skills into instruction at all levels of ABE. The TIF defines the academic, career, and employability skills essential for adult learners to successfully transition to post-secondary education, career training, the workplace, and community involvement. The ACES Resource Library contains tools to help ABE practitioners incorporate the TIF skills into lessons and instructional settings and provides materials that can be used directly with adult learners.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Author: Heather Turngren

ACES: Navigating Systems

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ACES (Academic, Career & Employability Skills) The goal of ACES is to ensure that Adult Basic Education (ABE) programs are able to provide effective contextualized instruction integrating post-secondary education and training readiness, employability skills, and career readiness at all levels. The Transitions Integration Framework (TIF) is the cornerstone of ACES. It was designed to provide ABE programs and instructors with guidance on the effective integration of transitions skills into instruction at all levels of ABE. The TIF defines the academic, career, and employability skills essential for adult learners to successfully transition to post-secondary education, career training, the workplace, and community involvement. The ACES Resource Library contains tools to help ABE practitioners incorporate the TIF skills into lessons and instructional settings and provides materials that can be used directly with adult learners.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Author: Heather Turngren

Good and Bad Job Interviews

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This Job Interview unit with three lessons uses video to illustrate both good behaviors and common mistakes in job interviews. The dialogue is designed to be comprehensible to most ELL's, and includes lots of practice. This unit is appropriate for secondary and adult education classes.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Author: Cynthia Mathews

Describing yourself to a potential employer

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The intended audience for this lesson includes adults seeking basic speaking and listening skill development focusing on Grade Level A. Whenever applicants interview for a job, employers will ask them to describe themselves, their qualifications and any relevant events that will tell them why this person is a good candidate for the job. This lesson will help learners prepare to describe themselves and present personal information clearly and accurately in response to questions. This is the first lesson in a three-part series on preparing for job interviews.

Material Type: Diagram/Illustration, Homework/Assignment

Author: Carrie Miller

Study for the US citizenship test Arizona Study Guide ( Download from Resource Library)

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This study guide will help you prepare for the US citizenship test. The citizenshiptest is a one-to-one interview with a US CIS officer. The test has three areas.The US CIS officer wants to know:• that you understand and can answer these questions about US government,history and geography.• that you understood and answered the questions on your N-400 formcorrectly.• that you can read, write and speak English.This study guide will help you prepare for the test. It will teach you how to answerall the questions.Each chapter presents some information about the US government, history orgeography. Use that information to write answers to the questions at the end ofeach chapter. Then do the multiple-choice exercises. If you have time you can goback and practice asking and answering the questions with a partner.There is also a dictation practice in the last 4 chapters. These are sentences usedby the US CIS to show that you can write in English. Your answers don't have tobe perfect. Have a partner read the questions and answers (from the lists at the endof this book). Write the answers. Check your answers. You don't have to writeperfectly to pass this test.Finally, there are questions about the information on your N-400 form. Writeanswers to these questions, and then practice answering these questions with apartner. The officer will ask you about the information on your N-400 form. Youmay be asked to explain some of your answers to show that you understand thequestion and have answered it correctly.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Author: Charles LaRue

ACES - Developing a Future Pathway

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ACES (Academic, Career & Employability Skills) The goal of ACES is to ensure that Adult Basic Education (ABE) programs are able to provide effective contextualized instruction integrating post-secondary education and training readiness, employability skills, and career readiness at all levels. The Transitions Integration Framework (TIF) is the cornerstone of ACES. It was designed to provide ABE programs and instructors with guidance on the effective integration of transitions skills into instruction at all levels of ABE. The TIF defines the academic, career, and employability skills essential for adult learners to successfully transition to post-secondary education, career training, the workplace, and community involvement. The ACES Resource Library contains tools to help ABE practitioners incorporate the TIF skills into lessons and instructional settings and provides materials that can be used directly with adult learners.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Author: Heather Turngren

ACES: Effective Communication

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ACES (Academic, Career & Employability Skills) The goal of ACES is to ensure that Adult Basic Education (ABE) programs are able to provide effective contextualized instruction integrating post-secondary education and training readiness, employability skills, and career readiness at all levels. The Transitions Integration Framework (TIF) is the cornerstone of ACES. It was designed to provide ABE programs and instructors with guidance on the effective integration of transitions skills into instruction at all levels of ABE. The TIF defines the academic, career, and employability skills essential for adult learners to successfully transition to post-secondary education, career training, the workplace, and community involvement. The ACES Resource Library contains tools to help ABE practitioners incorporate the TIF skills into lessons and instructional settings and provides materials that can be used directly with adult learners.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Author: Heather Turngren

Identifying Text Structure

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This is a lesson plan, student worksheet, and teacher answer key to introduce identifying text structures and using appropriate graphic organizers (GO) for each text structure. There is an introduction with a video lecture from which students can get basic information and examples on 6 text structures. There is a link to more guided and independent work in this area. The author used this lesson in a pre-GED Adult Basic Education class with non-native English speakers who read at a 5.0 - 8.0 GLE.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Author: Heather Turngren

Minnesota Literacy Council Curriculum and Lesson Plans

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The Minnesota Literacy Council provides a wide variety of professionally written curriculum for adult ESL, adult literacy, and GED classes. The ESL Curriculum includes six months of comprehensive, life-skills based curriculum for pre-beginning and beginning level classes. The units in these curricula are based on themes that are applicable to adult ESL learners, aligned with the CASAS standards, and incorporate the ACES Transitions Skills Framework. Each unit includes explicit teacher instructions, a grammar focus, and printable handouts. GED Science and Mathematical Reasoning curricula are also available, as well as curriculum for employment readiness, technology mini-grants, and citizenship instruction. The site also includes curriculum units that were created in partnership with ECHO Minnesota. Topics covered are: voting, domestic violence, community resilience, tornado safety, and health.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Parts of the Body, an ESL Lesson Plan for Adult ´╗┐Literacy or Low-Beginning Level Students

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An integral component of the adult ESL literacy and low-beginning level course outlines is an introduction to the parts of the body. The author addresses this content area, suggesting a variety of classroom activities and instructional strategies which promote student success in the development of this competency

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Author: Patricia Petherbridge-Hernandez