We encourage all our students and prospective students to prepare themselves during the summer and the winter. Below you can find some of the many resources that can help you.

Make sure you periodically check this page. We will include new resources as we get them. 

TYPING

  • Z-Type is a simple and fun typing game. The game has an easy level and a difficult level
  • Typing Speed Monitor is a Google Chrome extension that will track how fast you type and what keys you use most frequently.
  • Good Typing is a free online typing skill development program. It provides 27 graduated lessons designed to help students learn to use their entire keyboards correctly
  • Typing Club is a popular website offering free online touch typing lessons for students of all ages.

LANGUAGE ARTS

    • Reading Comprehension – free Reading Comprehension worksheets for Middle and High School students to reinforce skills such as context clues and word meanings
    • Literacy Link:  provides resources for students and teachers, including information on the 2014 test, sample GED tests in Social Studies, Language Arts, Science and Math. The site also provides learning modules and quizzes, with instant feedback on correctness. To use the site, one must register online/ create an account, but the resources are free. Our students should of course, create student accounts.

The sections with the most useful information include: test connection, practice tests, pre-GED connection and teacher resources.

    • The Score Boost website above provides free learning modules, activities, quizzes and sample tests in Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. This is the best web-based resource for each content area above, as it provides questions in GED-test format, with explanations and auto-grading.

Other Reading Comprehension and Language Arts:

http://www.superteacherworksheets.com/ms-comprehension.html (Middle School) (Login membership)

http://englishforeveryone.org/Topics/Reading-Comprehension.htm  (Reading Comp and Grammar  (K-12)

http://teachersites.schoolworld.com/webpages/DHernandez1/resources.cfm?subpage=1343269  (Reading room virtual school.)

http://www.ets.org/toefl_junior/prepare/standard_sample_questions/reading_comprehension

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Literacy Link:  provides resources for students and teachers, including information on the 2014 test, sample GED tests in Social Studies, Language Arts, Science and Math. The site also provides learning modules and quizzes, with instant feedback on correctness. To use the site, one must register online/ create an account, but the resources are free. Our students should of course, create student accounts.
  • The Score Boost website above provides free learning modules, activities, quizzes and sample tests in Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. This is the best web-based resource for each content area above, as it provides questions in GED-test format, with explanations and auto-grading.
  • The Online Newspapers provides a list of (and links to) Spanish newspapers online. These are in Spanish mostly; however, some offer English versions.
  • D-maps website  is all about maps, printable maps of all types.
  • The Sheppards Software provides maps and games related to Social Studies.
  • Khan Academy also offers Social Studies content. You have to sign up, but it is completely free. This site also offers test-prep courses (GMAT and SAT, to name a few), which could be of use in preparing for the GED.

MATH

  • Adapted Mind Worksheets. The website above provides practice questions in math up to the 8th grade level, including explanations of problems and printable worksheets. It’s free up to a point and then subscription is required.
  • Literacy Link:  provides resources for students and teachers, including information on the 2014 test, sample GED tests in Social Studies, Language Arts, Science and Math. The site also provides learning modules and quizzes, with instant feedback on correctness. To use the site, one must register online/ create an account, but the resources are free. Our students should of course, create student accounts.
  • The Score Boost website above provides free learning modules, activities, quizzes and sample tests in Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. This is the best web-based resource for each content area above, as it provides questions in GED-test format, with explanations and auto-grading.

SCIENCE

ESL

  • The Use English Website is a great resource for teachers and students, including, but not limited to: handouts, games practice quizzes, explanation of grammatical points and concepts.

*This site provides information for teachers, for students, for reference and more.

*The tab “lesson plans and worksheets for ESL includes useful information for English Language Arts and ESL courses. Once there, one can narrow the search by English level and grammatical concepts.

  • The Free Rice Website is great for vocabulary building and pronunciation, as there is an audio component. Correct answers results in donations of rice to those in need through the World Food Program.
  • The Rong Chan Website is a collection of helpful pronunciation practice links that are great for self-motivated students. These could be used in class as well. Useful for ESL students.
  • This phonetics website shows how the parts of the mouth move to produce specific sounds. Useful for ESL students.
  • A video useful for ESL students with pronunciation tips.
  • This link provides a series of videos encouraging imitation of sounds and intonation. Ideal for ESL students.
  • Minimal pair practice and quizzes by Charles Kelly (ESL pronunciation).

ESL Classes

The CENTRO HISPANO MARISTA does not offer ESL classes.

We recommend you the following great programs:

Literacy Action and DeKalb County Public Library.

Age Group:Adult (18+)
Free. All levels. No registration needed. For more information, call Literacy Action at 404-377-7323 or DCPL Literacy Services at 404.508.7190, ext. 2240.
Please check your local libraries for changes.
This is a repeating event.  See below for full schedule:
Alpharetta Library    Mondays 6:00- 7:30 PM
Alpharetta Library    Thursdays 11:00- 12:30 PM
Brookhaven Library Mondays 6:30- 8:00 PM
Chamblee Library      Mondays 10:30- 12:00 PM
Clarkston Library      Tuesdays 6:00- 7:30 PM
Decatur Library          Tuesdays 7:00- 8:30 PM
Decatur Library          Wednesdays 12:30- 2:00PM
Doraville Library        Saturdays 12:00- 1:30 PM
Dunwoody Library    Mondays 6:00- 7:30 PM
Dunwoody Library    Tuesdays 6:30- 8:00 PM
Northlake Library      Tuesdays 6:30- 8:00 PM
Sandy Springs Library Mondays 6:00- 7:30 PM
Toco Hills Library      Mondays 6:00- 7:30 PM
Tucker Library             Saturdays 10:00- 11:30 AM

There are also Citizenship and Civics classes provided by Literacy Action. Read “Others” below.

Latin American Association

Series: English Language Classes

Classes from July 11 – August 22. Registration July 7, at 9:30 a.m.*

Saturday classes are offered at two time slots:

Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Saturday, 1 – 4 p.m.

Beginner’s (Intro, Levels 1, 2) $55 + $45 for books
Intermediate (Levels 3, 4) $55 + $45 for books
English Composition (Levels 2, 3, 4) $55 + $45 for books
Advanced (Level 5) $65 + $50 for books

*Registration is mandatory. Full payment must be made at registration.

Catholic Charities of Atlanta

Series: English and Civics

Free. Schedule for classes, locations and times.

OTHERS

RESOURCES ABOUT PAYING ONLINE GED PREP

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CITIZENSHIP TEST PREP CLASSES

Citizenship Test Prep Classes
Classes meet on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
from 6 p.m.- 8 p.m.
• Free classes focused on preparing for the citizenship test
• Practice interview questions
• Leveled classes for intermediate and advanced students
• Text books and online resources are provided

Address: 246 Sycamore Street, Suite 110
Decatur, Georgia 30030

For more information, call 404-377-7323.

ESL Civics Classes

Classes meet on Monday and Wednesday
from 12:30 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.
• Free classes focused on gaining literacy skills needed for the
citizenship test
• Leveled classes for beginning and intermediate students
• Text books and online resources are provided
To learn more about naturalization and the citizenship process,
visit U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services at www.uscis.gov.

Address: 246 Sycamore Street, Suite 110
Decatur, Georgia 30030

For more information, call 404-377-7323.

OTHER

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