GED® Test Extended Response Tools, Practice and Videos
- Provides resources to improve your students’ written responses and scoring tools to help you evaluate and provide feedback to students about their RLA GED Ready® written response. Includes an 8-episode video series explaining the skills and expectations that will help students excel on their written responses.
- Provides quick links to "instructional videos designed to help adult learners understand how to respond to extended response items on the 2014 GED® test. The videos may also be useful to help teachers of adult secondary education writing understand how their students might respond."
- "Read closely. Think critically. Be worldly. Newsela is an innovative way for students to build reading comprehension with nonfiction that's always relevant: daily news." Includes articles and activities aligned to the Common Core, articles written at multiple levels of text complexity, and quizzes to test reading comprehension.
- This site offers articles with the pros and cons of controversial issues. It " ...provides resources for critical thinking and to educate without bias. We research issues that are controversial and important, and we present them in a balanced, comprehensive, straightforward, transparent, and primarily pro-con format at no charge."
- Offers classroom resources such as lessons and student interactives; various graphic organizers (compare & contrast map, essay map, resume generator, venn diagram and more) that can be completed on-line.
- Teaching Excellence in Adult Literacy's (T.E.A.L.) "...resource guide for ABE [and GED prep] teachers, intended to increase familiarity with evidence-based writing instruction and to facilitate translation of research findings into teaching practices and products that will enhance the quality of instruction delivered to adult learners."
- Select articles from the New York Times with student blogs, word of the day, news quiz and teaching ideas/plans.
- Improve and build vocabulary with this on-line adaptive learning system.
Read this "...overview of what is known about how literacy develops, the component skills of reading and writing, and the practices that are effective for developing them."
Read the "Evidence for how Writing Can Improve Reading."