One of the reading goals we have for students is to increase their reading speed and accuracy. Research has shown that there are different rates of reading and if you are reading too slow, it makes comprehension difficult.
Take the reading test here to see how fast you read and find out if you need instruction in fluency. It is a must for passing your high school equivalency test.
CommonLit is a great site for students, teachers, and volunteers. A class can be set up to create reading assignments at just the right level for each students. Plus, you can view progress over time.
Do you learn best through videos? Khan Academy offers many lessons at a level that is right for you. Watch the video as many times as you need and then complete the assignments.
Improving our fluency makes us better readers.
CDLP is a website that you can use at home to improve your fluency. You can practice reading aloud or follow along as you listen. There are a variety of interesting topics to choose from.
For Tier 2 vocabulary study, I have created activities based on the book Words to Learn By: Building Academic Vocabulary used in many ABE programs.
Quizlet can be used on a PC, iPad, tablet, or an app on your phone. To find my page, go to
Need information about the GED? Check out the Illinois Community College Board for information about eligibility, fees, and more.
*Remember, just click on the picture. It will take you to the website.
Also, make sure you take a look at the four content areas of the test plus sample questions.
Sometimes, we need a little extra help in understanding all the sound combinations in English. Fast Phonics is a fun way to practice these skills. Remember, just click on the picture below and it will take you to the website. Enjoy!
What a fantastic site. On TV411 you can view short videos on vocabulary, reading, math, and science. Plus, there are activities you can do online or print at home. Enjoy!
SkillsWise is a BBC site with tons of good resources - math, work skills, and English. There are videos and games. If you have a chance, let me know what you think about this site.
Fluency is an important piece to understanding what we read. When reading, we want to be able to do four things: