Get your pencils ready – it is time to gear up for First Literacy’s 33rd Annual Spelling Bee. The Spelling Bee is a fun way to test your spelling skills in a team atmosphere while supporting adult literacy! Spelling Bees date back to the 1920s, but spelling games are on the rise again. Between Words with Friends, the New York Times Wordle, and good old fashioned Scrabble, people of all ages are puzzling their way through English words.
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Applying For Grant Funding? Simple Steps to Make the Process Easier
Grant funding can be the lifeblood of any nonprofit. As an organization that both applies for and awards grant funds we know first-hand the growth and development of this source of income requires careful planning, homework and a bit of luck! So where do you begin?
Adventure in the ESOL Classroom: What might that look like?
Picture this … a group of English language learners arrive for their first class, some more guarded than others about COVID and learning another language. Yet all understand that the consequences of not gaining English proficiency presents a considerable and probably more significant longer-term risk.
Teaching Adult Students with Dyslexia: The Why, Who, and How
In the United States alone there are 41 million adults with dyslexia. That’s a whopping 20% of the adult population. The real kicker here is that only 2 million adults are aware of their dyslexia. Chances are high that you have an individual struggling with dyslexia in your class right now. If this concerns you, and it should, then read on.
Introduction to Adventure Learning
Adventure is a way of doing; it is not just an activity in and of itself. If the word adventure conjures up images of activities like rock climbing, rafting and parachuting, pause for a moment and imagine instead the way in which an activity is performed. A lesson/activity becomes an adventure if an element of surprise exists, if activities compel one to do things they have never imagined possible.
What Does Literacy Mean to You?
Literacy is most commonly defined as the ability to read and write. While this skill may seem straightforward, literacy is a rather complex skill that deserves a more complete explanation.