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Today is World Backup Day ! No green hats or colored eggs but a happy reminder to do a backup of your data so you wont have a sad day at some other time.

For the official website and pledge to do more to protect your vital information visit http://www.worldbackupday.com/en/

Hashtags for the day include:

# Worldbackupday  

#notabackup

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Purpose: Building numeracy skills and practicing the spelling of numbers while reading information from a table

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Materials needed: whiteboard, several pieces of paper

Prep:

1. Prepare a poll question.  Choose something related to a class theme or an issue currently being discussed in class.  The question should yield a division of the students.  Example: “Do you like        winter?”

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Celebrate then Clear your calendars!

 

Our St. Paul CLUES VISTA shared with us what she's learned from service. ‪#‎americorpsweek‬ ‪#‎vistalife‬
Julie Johnson is a Lead Computer Skills Tutor at Open Door Learning Center - Midway, located inside the Ramsey County WorkForce Center in St. Paul, where she’s been volunteering for two years. With a background in Software Engineering and years of experience working in corporate IT, she shares her knowledge and skills with the community. For two days a week, she assists adult learners, many of whom are unemployed, gain skills to apply for jobs online, send and receive email, safely search the Internet, and learn Microsoft Office products.
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Purpose: to practice the meanings of vocabulary words

Prep Time: 0-20 minutes, depending on availability of the materials

Materials: sets of about 10 word cards—either with text or a picture on each card

Prep: gather the materials

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Dear Reader

 

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Have you ever been asked to pull a small group of students out of class and lead them in a reading lesson? How much lead time did you get? If the answer is, “not much,” then the following suggestions can help.

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If you are working with a student who is struggling to make progress, you may wonder if that student has a learning disability. While there is no official diagnostic test for learning disabilities in adult English learners, there are strategies you can try to see if they help.

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Activity Name:  Categorizing Months, Days and Years

Purpose:  to practice vocabulary for months, days and years, while using critical thinking skills

Preparation time:  enough time to cut up attached word cards (1 set per pair of students) and place them in envelopes, 20 minutes

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