BASIC SKILLS CLASSES
Reading 1 (TABE GE 0-1.5)
This class focuses on basic reading and writing skills needed to function in everyday life. Students learn skills such as reading and writing the alphabet, filling out a personal information card, telling time, using a calendar, making and using to-do lists, and reading common signage. They learn how to read a prescription label, fill out a check and a money order, and read and understand common schedules. Students also work on beginning word-reading skills that are needed to learn to sound out new words.
Reading 2 (TABE GE 1.6-2.9)
The main focus of this class is learning to sound out words. Following the Orton-Gillingham approach, students will learn all the letter names and sounds and the six syllable types. Students also read aloud short stories and articles, learn new vocabulary, and write sentences and short paragraphs. In addition, they learn how to read a prescription label, fill out a check and a money order, read and understand common signs, use a calendar, and write to-do lists.
Reading 3 (TABE GE 3.0-3.9)
In this class, students review the skills learned in Reading 2, and continue to learn more word-reading skills. They also read aloud short stories, articles, and novels in order to increase their reading fluency. Students learn to write thank-you letter and a short paragraph using correct punctuation. In addition, they learn how to read a prescription label, fill out a check and a money order, read and understand common signs, use a calendar, and write to-do lists.
Reading 4 (TABE GE 4.0-5.9)
Students review and practice all the skills taught in Reading 2 and Reading 3. In this class, students will read out loud and silently. They also will learn basic grammar skills needed to write paragraphs. In addition, they learn how to read a prescription label, fill out a check and a money order, read and understand common signs, use a calendar, and write to-do lists. They also will learn to read basic graphs, charts, tables, and maps.
Math 1: Adding & Subtracting
This class covers all types of adding and subtraction problems. Students will apply addition and subtraction to real-life math situations, such as balancing a checkbook and applying measurements to recipes and medication dosages. Students also learn to read and spell math words and to read and understand basic graphs and charts.
Math 2: Multiplication & Division
This class reviews all the concepts included in Math 1, and also teaches all types of multiplication and division problems. Students learn to read and spell math words related to multiplication and division problems. All math skills are applied to real-life situations using word problems.
Math 3: Fractions, Decimals, Ratios, & Percentages
This class reviews all the math skills covered in Math 1 and math 2. Students also learn how to compute fractions, decimals, ratios, and percentages by hand and by using a calculator. Students also learn to read and understand common words and phrases that are used in real-life situations, as well as in word problems found on the GED Test. Students apply math skills to real-life contexts (such as health and personal finance), and they learn important test-taking skills needed for the GED Test.