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Poetry Has a Place in Adult Basic Education

Poetry Has a Place in Adult Basic Education

Poetry writing in English is really only scary in the abstract. Many English language learners are already poets in their native languages, and poetry is a great way to help adult language learners build confidence in their English skills.

Using Games to Promote Literacy

Using Games to Promote Literacy

Games have been around for hundreds of thousands of years. A popular past time for all ages, games promote problem solving, enhance memory, increase motivation and are a form of social interaction. It’s no surprise that games are used widely in the field of education as a fun way to learn a new skill or subject.

First Literacy To Host Spelling Bee To Promote Adult Literacy

First Literacy To Host Spelling Bee To Promote Adult Literacy

On March 20th First Literacy was featured in The Boston Globe. The story features how the First Literacy Spelling Bee helps create life-changing educational opportunities for adults throughout Massachusetts. The article also highlights a change in this year’s event.

Tips and Resources to Help Adult Learners Manage School, Work, and Family

Tips and Resources to Help Adult Learners Manage School, Work, and Family

I learned a new phrase very recently while brainstorming with other peers in the Human Resources and people operations field – the phrase is “work-life harmony.” I remember many years ago having a similar conversation with coworkers about how work-life balance wasn’t the best phrase anymore.

Who Was Phillis Wheatley?

Who Was Phillis Wheatley?

At First Literacy, our most generous donors are recognized as being part of the Phillis Wheatley society. This amazing woman, was stolen from her family in Africa at the age of eight, brought to Boston in 1761 on a slave ship not speaking a word of English, and wrote her first poem in English four years later.