General

NIDA’s Easy-to-Read Drug Facts
The National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) recently launched a new website aimed for a 4th-6th grade reading level that provides information on drug abuse and treatment for adult audiences. It was created using NIDA’s original research on how adults with low literacy use the internet.

Money Smart for Adults
This financial education program, offered by the FDIC, provides a free instructor-led curriculum that consists of eleven training modules that cover basic financial topics, like checking accounts, the importance of saving, how to obtain and use credit effectively, etc.

 

ESOL

King County Public Library - Learning English
The King County Public Library offers many free ESOL programs, including Talk Time and US citizenship classes. The library also has many books, kits, and DVDs on English language and citizenship that library card holders can borrow. (Library cards are free to most King County residents. See here for more information on King County Library cards or here for Seattle Public Library cards.)

Seattle Public Library’s Online ESOL Resources
Here is a list of learning tools and resources open to the public and library card holders. 

USA Learns 
A free site for adults to learn English and improve basic reading, writing, speaking, and life skills.

Learn English Online
Free ESOL courses for multiple levels.

 

Reading/Literacy

ABC Fast Phonics
A different approach to phonics – a phonics tutorial with sound and cartoons for all ages.

Starfall
This site is aimed for use with children, but many activities are also appropriate for adult learners.

TV411
TV411 will help you read for success, fine-tune your writing, expand your vocabulary, get a grip on math, and explore science. TV411 is a collection of entertaining videos and engaging web activities, all designed to help learners reach their goals.

 

Citizenship/Immigration

USCIS - Study for the Citizenship Test
Resources from United States Citizenship and Immigration Services on preparing for the citizenship test

Immigrant Legal Resource Center - Family Preparedness Plan
This helpful packet offers practical advice for immigrant families to help reduce the stress of the unexpected.

Informed Immigrant
In the wake of the 2016 presidential election, millions of documented and undocumented immigrants face increased uncertainty around their status in the United States. Immigrant rights organizations and leaders across the country have banded together and pooled resources to help immigrants and their allies obtain the current best-known information and guidance.

Know Your Rights: Northwest Immigrant Rights Project and One America
These sites provide useful guides for human rights, especially for vulnerable individuals interacting with immigration and customs officials, local police, and other authorities.

GED

PBS Literacy Link – GED Connection
Anyone can set up a user name and log in. There are a variety of activities that students can do on their own or with a tutor. Tutors can register as a new teacher and review student’s work.

Aplus Math
A variety of online math flash cards that come in multiple levels

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives
A library of interactive web-based virtual manipulatives or concept tutorials for math instruction

 

Information Literacy

Information Literacy: Credible Sources Matter – by Maude Houston (former Literacy Source staff member)

 

 

Digital Literacy

Mouse Aerobics | Free Mouse Exercises
These websites offer mouse exercises for beginning computer users.

Typing Lessons

Typing Games
Fun ways to practice typing skills. The games automatically start on intermediate level.

Sense-Lang.org
Provides practice drills for keyboarding

New User Tutorial
Great hands-on and interactive computer tutorial site that is designed for brand new computer users.