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Here are some great online resources for literacy tutors. You will find — lesson plans, instructional videos, free downloads and more .   Click on URL to access the page described.

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Vitae Education 
DuPage Literacy Volunteer Website  Lesson Plans 10 lesson packets on everyday functional English topics. Easy to download & print 
Gemma Media Develop Reading and Comprehension skills Teacher Guides for multiple books to facilitate thoughtful reading, discussion, and writing about stories. 
Read-Write-Think (sponsored by IRA/NCTE)  Reading and Writing International Literacy Association website, K-12 focus 
Literacy Project Tutor Resource 
California Distance Learning Program Adult Learning Programs--Index On line reading practice Choose a topic to access a list of stories on that topic. Stories include an audio read-along component and multiple activities for vocabulary development and comprehension 
Visual Stress Visual Stress Assessment 2-stage online stress assessment to identify if colour overlay alleviates some symptoms of visual stress 
Read for Literacy (ELL)  ESOL Links for resources for ELL tutors 
California State Library Website  Tutor Training Webcasts An archive of various webcasts addressing tutor concerns. 
Schools on Wheels  Tutoring Resources Resources, information and activities for you and your student. 
Florida ABE Website  Tutor Development Tutor Help Center with links to Strategies, Lesson Plans, Teaching Tips, and Handouts for Adult Basic Education, ESOL, and Learning Disabilities. 
Marshall Adult Education Online Reading Practice Two levels of reading material with an audio read-along component 
LINCS (Literacy Information and Communication System Free Online Resources for Adult Learners The LINCS Learner Center connects adult learners to free online resources to reach life goals in areas such as improving reading, math, and science skills, learning English, building job and job search skills, becoming a U.S. citizen, and finding an adult education, child, family, and digital literacy program. 
ProLiteracy Education Network--Home ProLiteracy Education Network is a comprehensive collection of online courses and resources for adult literacy and ESOL instructors, program staff, trainers, and adult learners.   ProLiteracy Education Network helps instructors learn new techniques and strategies for teaching reading, writing, math, citizenship, and basic life skills. It offers opportunities for program managers to learn how to improve or expand their services. It offers trainers online courses and other resources they can incorporate into their pre-service and in-service tutor training. And finally it offers students online resources and resources they can print out that help them practice and strengthen the literacy skills they are developing in their local program. 
Ohio Literacy Resource Center 
GCF Learn Free Free online resource for learners in Technology, Reading, and Math Includes technology lessons on Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, QuickBooks, Social Media, Internet Safety, Windows 10, Gmail, Facebook for business, doing business with your smart name a few. Also provides audio supported reading practice followed by online multiple choice comprehension questions with immediate feedback. 
LINKs ASRP Assessment Strategies and Reading Profiles Information about assessment and strategies for tutors to use to identify student's strengths and weaknesses and to monitoring student progress. 
The Internet TESL Journal Activities for ESL students Quizzes, tests, exercises and puzzles to help you learn English as a Second Language (ESL) This project of The Internet TESL Journal ( has thousands of contributions by many teachers. 
Activities for ESL Students Online homonym practice Choose the correct homonym to use in sentences. 52 leveled practice quizzes are available. 
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