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Learning Styles, Standards, Using Resources- Marilyn McDonald, M.A. Ed

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Though primarily targeted to the English Language Learner, this minute presentation supports all tutors- Click Picture for Tutorial

Resources - Read, Print, Use

Additional Information

This is a long form text area designed for your content that you can fill up with as many words as your heart desires. You can write articles, long mission statements, company policies, executive profiles, company awards/distinctions, office locations, shareholder reports, whitepapers, media mentions and other pieces of content that don’t fit into a shorter, more succinct space.


Articles – Good topics for articles include anything related to your company – recent changes to operations, the latest company softball game – or the industry you’re in. General business trends (think national and even international) are great article fodder, too.


Mission statements – You can tell a lot about a company by its mission statement. Don’t have one? Now might be a good time to create one and post it here. A good mission statement tells you what drives a company to do what it does.


Company policies – Are there company policies that are particularly important to your business? Perhaps your unlimited paternity/maternity leave policy has endeared you to employees across the company. This is a good place to talk about that.


Executive profiles – A company is only as strong as its executive leadership. This is a good place to show off who’s occupying the corner offices. Write a nice bio about each executive that includes what they do, how long they’ve been at it, and what got them to where they are.

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English Language Learning Resources

 https://drive.google.com/file/d/18jHCcsYi17DsrjMoI4Fry2J_3cwxoXKC/view : English Language Proficinency Standards. PDF describes and provides embedded links to the next resource. Author: Xavier Munoz, Literacy Council of Northern Virginia

 https://padlet.com/lcnvclassrooms/ELPStandard1 : Comprehensive access to lesson plans, standard alignment, easy materials and tons of information for the tutor. Can be used for reading too. Author:  Xavier Munoz, Literacy Council of Northern Virginia 

 http://moneytalks.valrc.org/ : Teacher Guide and complete curriculum to teach financial terms to English Language learners, beginning through high intermediate

 https://valrc.org/toolkit/index.html : Health Literacy toolkit based on topics with lesson plans and resources. Great for beginnning to advanced learners

 https://www.civicsitup.org/ : Civics and government for daily life and citizenship. Lesson plans and materials

 https://www.uscis.gov/citizenship : The comprehensive guide to citizenship needs with full  

English Language Learning / ESOL Resources

 https://drive.google.com/file/d/18jHCcsYi17DsrjMoI4Fry2J_3cwxoXKC/view  : English Language Profiency Standards Toolkit by Xavier Munoz, pdf. Tutors can request a print copy but online copy is embeddes with linds to go to the specific sub-page in the following resource -


 https://padlet.com/lcnvclassrooms/ELPStandard1 : A host of descriptions, lesson plans based on competency level and further aids specific to English Language 


VALRC's ESOL Training and Resource Page: VA Adult Learning and Resource Center provides links to data, trainings and guidelines that are evidence based


 https://eslflow.com/jobandcareerlessonplans.html  A series of pdfs, lesson plans and links to other comprehensive sources for the  English learner to learn vocabulary for and begin the process of getting a job. (Great for Basic Readers too!)


https://www.valrc.org/learning/esol/resources.html: Specific ESOL session ideas and resources vetted by VALRC


https://www.valrc.org/learning/ielcivics/index.html: Multiple resources to help build civics instruction into sessions


https://www.valrc.org/learning/ielcivics/esl.html: Materials to help skilled immigrants find jobs and build vocabulary


http://www.cal.org/caela/esl_resources/digests/reading.html: Article on how reading level impacts English Language proficiency


 http://www.azargrammar.com/  : Free online teacher guides to teach grammar. Student needs to have basic vocabulary for this to be helpful

Numeracy Resources

https://www.valrc.org/learning/numeracy/index.html: A collection of math resources and interventions to support tutor sessions


http://www.math-aids.com/: Free, printable, dynamically created worksheets for every math skill. Scroll all the way down or click on the side bar


http://www.doe.virginia.gov/testing/sol/scope_sequence/mathematics_2009/: These math lessons are highly tactile. First, click grades K-5, then check boxes next to grade levels (multiple boxes can be checked). Next, in the bottom right hand corner is a box labeled 'get lesson plans'. From there, you can open the various links to simple lesson plans.

Learning Disabilities

https://www.valrc.org/learning/ld/strategies.html: A collection of sites offering strategies to help the adult with learning differences access knowledge

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