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101. Thesis Builder: Cause and Effect Essays

Activity Description

 

Cause and Effect Tool called the Causinator
Source: Thesis Builder tool for Cause and Effect Essays (License: Protected by Copyright (c) [i.e. screenshot])
 
In this activity, students use the Thesis Builder tool to create a thesis statement for a cause-and-effect essay. Students are then shown an outline to help them write each of the five paragraphs based on their thesis statement. What makes this essay different is the narrower focus on looking into the causes (what made/makes something happen) and the effects (the thing that happens).

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Program Areas

ASE: High School Equivalency Preparation, ASE: High School Diploma, ABE: Adult Basic Education

Levels

All Levels
102. This I Believe: The Bright Lights of Freedom

Activity Description

This I Believe
Source: NPR's This I Believe (License: CC0/Public Domain)

If you listen to NPR radio, you may hear both famous and unknowns discussing their core values and beliefs on weekly broadcasts of the radio spot “This I Believe,” a take-off on Edward R. Murrow’s original 1950s radio show. The site is an archive of all the modern broadcasts accompanied by the original print essays and contains a searchable database of thousands of other essays on numerous topics ranging from patriotism, to family, to sports. Each short essay that has been broadcast on NPR has a “Listen” link to hear the authors read their essays, which provides a listening component for the ABE student. The audio can be the basis for exercises on note-taking, listening for main ideas, supporting details, and cloze (listening for missing words).

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Program Areas

ABE: Adult Basic Education, ESL: English as a Second Language, ASE: High School Diploma

Levels

Low, Intermediate, High, All Levels, Intermediate High, Advanced
103. This I Believe: Tomorrow Will Be a Better Day

Activity Description


 
Screenshot of Lesson titled Tomorrow will be a better day
Source: Screenshot of Lesson titled Tomorrow will be a better day (License: Protected by Copyright (c) [i.e. screenshot])
 
 If you listen to NPR radio, you may hear both famous and unknowns discussing their core values and beliefs on weekly broadcasts of the radio spot “This I Believe,” a take-off on Edward R. Murrow’s original 1950s radio show. The site is an archive of all the modern broadcasts accompanied by the original print essays and contains a searchable database of thousands of other essays on numerous topics ranging from patriotism to family, to sports. Each short essay that has been broadcast on NPR has a “listen now” link to hear the authors read their essays, which provides a listening component for the ABE student. The audio can be the basis for exercises on note-taking, listening for main ideas, supporting details, and cloze (listening for missing words). New stories and materials are added regularly.

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Program Areas

ABE: Adult Basic Education, ESL: English as a Second Language, ASE: High School Diploma

Levels

Low, Intermediate, High, All Levels
104. TV411: Photosynthesis

Activity Description

In this activity, students learn about photosynthesis through a introductory video and three online activities. Along the way they learn to interpret diagrams that describe the process of photosynthesis, examine the ingredients and products of photosynthesis and identify producers and consumers in the food chain. Each activity has several quiz questions to check for understanding. There is also an online quiz covering all three activities.

Screenshot of Photosynthesis Lesson
Source: http://www.tv411.org/science/tv411-whats-cooking/photosynthesis-science-lesson (License: Protected by Copyright (c) [i.e. screenshot])
 

These activities work best in a computer lab; however, students can be divided into groups on several classroom computers or the activity can be projected on a screen for the whole class.

Life Science is approximately 40% of the GED Science test, and 50% of the HiSET Science test.

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Program Areas

ASE: High School Equivalency Preparation, ABE: Adult Basic Education

Levels

Intermediate, High
105. TV411: Reading Medicine Labels

Activity Description

Reading Medicine Labels: bottle with a magnifying glass over the instructions
Source: TV411: Reading Medicine Labels (License: Protected by Copyright (c) [i.e. screenshot])
 

This activity includes a video, printable worksheet, and online Web lesson on reading medicine labels.

TV411's mission is to help adults gain the basic reading, writing, math, and science skills they need to achieve their educational, career, and personal goals. They create educationally sound and entertaining multimedia learning materials and distribute them through television, the Internet, and literacy and community-based programs across the country. TV411 is a project of the Learning and Teaching Division of the Education Development Center, a non-profit organization that addresses challenges in education, health and economic development.

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Program Areas

ESL: English as a Second Language, ABE: Adult Basic Education, AwD: Adults with Disabilities

Levels

Beginning High, Intermediate Low, Intermediate High, Low, Intermediate, High
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OTAN activities are funded by contract CN220124 from the Adult Education Office, in the Career & College Transition Division, California Department of Education, with funds provided through Federal P.L., 105-220, Section 223. However, OTAN content does not necessarily reflect the position of that department or the U.S. Department of Education.