ABE/Pre ASE PM

Class Description

Jill’s evening class introduces the five core subjects of reading, writing, math, science, and social studies. Students will gain confidence in these areas while working in small groups and as a class to reach their goals. Additionally, students will explore these topics while using technology and study tools that can be accessed outside of the classroom. 

Teacher
Jill O’Loughlin
Teacher Email
joloughlin.walc@gmail.com
Teacher Bio

Jill O’Loughlin has been teaching adult education at the Worcester Adult Learning Center for five years. She is enthusiastic about meeting each student’s individual needs and helping everyone reach their goals. She holds a BA in Comparative Literature from UMass Amherst. 

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Writing and Reading Argumentative Essays Week of 5/14
  1. Persuasive Essay Phrases
  2. Sample Argumentative Essay
  3. Argumentative Essay outline example
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Geometry - Angles and Triangles 5/7
  1. Points, Lines, and Planes worksheet
  2. Points, Lines, and Planes worksheet Answer Key
  3. Angle Basics Worksheets
  4. Angle Basics Worksheets ANSWER KEY
  5. Angles and Degrees Worksheets
  6. Angles and Degrees Worksheets ANSWER KEY
  7. Triangles Area/ Perimeter/ Types
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Government and Civics Lesson 3- Branches of Government 4/30 view
The US Constitution (US Gov and Civics lesson 2) 4/23 view
US Government and Civics lesson 1 4/16 view
MAPT Practice Math Tests 4/9
  1. MAPT Math 1
  2. MAPT Math 2
  3. MAPT Math 3
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Introduction to Exponents Week of 4/2 view
Rat Island 3/26 view
Food Web examples 3/19 view
New York Times List of Picture Writing Prompts 3/12 view
Frozen Frogs 3/5 view
Ecosystems and Ecology 2/27 view
Convince Us! Debate and Argument Strategies 2/20 view
MATH: Scaling Up for Area and Perimeter CALM U1 L6 2/13
  1. Scaling Up with Area and Perimeter
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Area and Perimeter of Triangles 2/6
  1. Missing Measure Triangles Exercise
  2. Perimeter and Area Triangles Practice
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Symbolism in Political Cartoons 2/1
  1. Standard Oil Analysis.pdf
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Area and Unit Squares 1/23 view
Missing Measures: Rectangles 1/18
  1. Missing Measures Rectangles
  2. Scaling Up with Area and Perimeter
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Political Cartoon Unit 1/11 view
Perimeter Videos and Extra Practice 1/2
  1. Finding Perimeter Answer sheet
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Order of Operations 12/19
  1. PEMDAS Rules
  2. Math Antics Exercises
  3. Math Antics Exercise Answers
  4. Math Antics Worksheets
  5. Math Antics Worksheet Answers
  6. Worksheet 1
  7. Worksheet 2
  8. Nested Parentheses Worksheet
  9. Nested Parentheses 2 Worksheet
  10. Exponents and Order of Operations Worksheet
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Elevator Pitch Writing 12/12 view
Elevator Pitch- Tell Me About Yourself 12/5
  1. Elevator Speech Definition and Examples
  2. Creating An Elevator Speech Packet
  3. Elevator Pitch Worksheet
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The Scientific Method 11/28
  1. Scientific Method Vocab, Definitions, and Reading Comprehension
  2. Experiment Task Cards
  3. Experiment Task Cards 2
  4. Experiment Task Card 3
  5. Experiment Task Card 4
  6. Experiment Task Card 5
  7. Experiment Task Card Answers
  8. More Experiment Task Card Answers
  9. Scientific Method Powerpoint
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Describe the Recipe! Sequence Writing Exercise 11/21 view
Math Word Problems 11/14 view
Run-On Sentences Refresher 11/9 view
Set Up Math Problems/ Problems with Missing or Extra Information Practice 10/31
  1. Set-Up Problems.pdf
  2. Missing and Extraneous (Too Much) Information.pdf
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6 Way Paragraph Reading Comprehension 10/24
  1. How to Answer 6 Way Paragraph Questions
  2. 6 Way Paragraph Reading Comprehension Practice
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Word Problem Arithmetic 10/17
  1. Word Problem Practice (no answers)
  2. Add Subtract Word Problems (with answers)
  3. Mixed Operations Word Problems (with answers)
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ReadWorks Link and Instructions 10/10 view
Khan Academy link and instructions 10/3 view
Math Foundations: A Review Week of 9/26 view
Poetry Analysis (A Thunderstorm by Emily Dickinson) 9/19 view
Math Pretest 100 Problems 9/12 view
Reading Nonfiction Texts 9/7 view
Introduction PPT Presentation 9/5 view
Pre Algebra/ Algebra Word Problems 5/30 view
Introduction to Algebra- Expressions and Variables 5/23 view
Decimal Place Value and Rounding 5/9
  1. Exercises
  2. Worksheets
  3. Exercise Answers
  4. Worksheet Answers
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Introduction to Decimals and Percents 5/2 view
Introduction to Forces and Motion 4/25 view
Fraction Review 4/24 view
Grammar Reference/ Reminders 4/11 view
Writing and Reading Argumentative Essays Week of 4/4
  1. Persuasive Essay Phrases
  2. Sample Argumentative Essay
  3. Argumentative Essay outline example
  4. Persuasive/Argumentative Essay outline (fill in the blanks)
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Mixed Numbers and Improper Fractions 3/28 view
Journal Prompts 3/21 view
Simplifying, Multiplying, and Dividing Fractions 3/16 view
Career Exploration- Job Values, Soft Skills, Interests 3/2 view
Paragraph Structure and Writing Prompts 2/14 view
Readworks link and log in information 2/7 view
Argumentative Essays 1/31
  1. Introduction to Argumentative Essay Writing
  2. Argumentative Paper Format
  3. Sample Essay 1
  4. Sample Essay 2 (Persuasive and Argumentative examples)
  5. Sample Essay 3
  6. Sample Essay 4 (with all of the components labelled)
  7. Sample Essay 5 (with all of the components labelled)
  8. 5 Paragraph Essay Writing Guide
  9. Argumentative Essay Checklist
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Introduction to Fractions Operations 1/24 view
Political Cartoons 1/10 view
Mean, Median, Mode 1/3 view
Week of 12/25: Reading Comprehension Practice view
180 More Journal Prompts for the Winter Break! 12/20 view
HiSet Practice Exams 12/12 view
Journal Prompts 11/29 view
Multiply and Divide Integers Lesson 11/3 view
Negative Numbers and Integer Operations 10/24 view
Introduction to Integers (Adding and Subtracting) 10/17 view
Graphing Resources and Extra Help 10/10 view
Math Foundations: A Review Week of 9/19 view
Rat Island 5/24 view
Proportions 5/16
  1. Proportions Exercises
  2. Proportions Exercises Answer Key
  3. Proportions Worksheets
  4. Proportions Worksheets Answer Key
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Identifying Patterns 5/9 view
Order of Operations and Fractions- Week of 5/2 view
Food Web Examples 4/26 view
HiSet Practice Exams Break Resource 4/12 view
Heredity Unit Week of 3/14 view
Math Foundations 3/8 view
Accuracy vs. Precision 3/3 view
Argumentative Essays 3/1
  1. Introduction to Argumentative Essay Writing
  2. Argumentative Paper Format
  3. Sample Essay 1
  4. Sample Essay 2 (Persuasive and Argumentative examples)
  5. Sample Essay 3
  6. Sample Essay 4 (with all of the components labelled)
  7. Sample Essay 5 (with all of the components labelled)
  8. 5 Paragraph Essay Writing Guide
  9. Argumentative Essay Checklist
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Adding and Subtracting Integers 2/2 view
Negative Numbers and Integer Operations 2/2 view
Describe the Recipe! Sequence Writing Exercise 1/25 view
Mean, Median, Mode 12/21 view
Refresher: Arrays and Multiplication Table 12/14
  1. Multiplication Table to 10
  2. Multiplication Table to 12
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HiSet and GED: What's the Difference? view
Fraction Word Problems 12/7 view
Simplifying, Multiplying, and Dividing Fractions 11/18 view
Math Word Problems 11/9 view
Fraction Skills 10/14 view
Polygons and Quadrilaterals SUMMER Unit
  1. Find the Missing Angle Worksheet (with Answer Key)
  2. Find the Area and Perimeter of Quadrilaterals (with Answer Key)
  3. Properties of Parallelograms Worksheet (with Answer Key)
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Final Assessment: End of the Year Quiz! 6/8 view
Rates and Ratios (5/18)
  1. Intro to Ratios and Rates WS
  2. Intro to Ratios and Rates WS ANSWER KEY
  3. Ratios Equivalent Tables WS
  4. Equivalent Ratios Rows WS
  5. Ratios Word Problem WS with answer key
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HiSet Math Practice Problems Solved (video link) 5/10 view
Week of 3/23: Expository Texts Unit Review view
Sons of Liberty: Resistance to the Stamp Act and British Rule 2/10
  1. Study.com video transcript fill-in-the-blanks
  2. Study.com video transcript no blanks
  3. Sons of Liberty Worksheet
  4. Sons of Liberty Worksheet Answer key
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Study.com link for our classroom 2/9 view
Study.com link for our classroom 2/9 view
The First Great Awakening: Religious Revival and American Independence 2/4
  1. The First Great Awakening: Religious Revival and American Independence fill in the blank
  2. fill in the blank answer key
  3. Quiz
  4. Quiz Answer Key
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Study.com: Rise of Slave Trade: Black History in Colonial America 2/2
  1. Rise of the Slave Trade in Colonial America PDF
  2. Rise of the Slave Trade in Colonial America Quiz
  3. Rise of the Slave Trade in Colonial America Answer key
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Ch 1: HiSET: Atoms, Elements & the Periodic Table 2/1 view
Introduction to Angles 11/03
  1. Math Antics Angles and Degrees Exercises
  2. Math Antics Angles and Degrees Exercise Answer key
  3. Math Antics Angle Basics Exercises
  4. Math Antics Angle Basics Exercise Answer key
  5. Math Antics Angle Basics Worksheets
  6. Math Antics Angle Basics Worksheets Answer keys
  7. Math Antics Angles and Degrees Worksheets
  8. Math Antics Angles and Degrees Worksheets Answer keys
  9. Finding the Missing Angle worksheet with answer key
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Extra Math Practice: Area and Perimeter. Thursday, Oct. 1 view
Zoom link view
Class Brainstorm from Thursday, 9/24 view
Missing Measures: Rectangles and Scaling Up with Area and Perimeter 9/29/2020
  1. Missing Measures Rectangles
  2. Scaling Up with Area and Perimeter
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Using the TIDE Chart to plan an Essay- Tuesday, September 29
  1. TIDE Organizer Chart.docx
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Introduction Presentation
  1. Introduction Presentation
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Week of 3/15: Reading Comprehension Practice view
Government and Civics Lesson 3- Branches of Government 10/23 view
The US Constitution (US Gov and Civics lesson 2) 10/23
  1. US Constitution in plain English (if you want to read it fully)
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US Government and Civics lesson 1 10/6 view
MATH: Area and Perimeter Extra Practice Sheets 10/8
  1. Perimeter Problems
  2. Perimeter Problems Answers
  3. More Perimeter Problems
  4. More Perimeter Problems Answers
  5. Area Problems
  6. Area Problems Answers
  7. Area and Perimeter Word Problems
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MATH: Designing a Backyard CALM U1 L7 9/30
  1. CALM_U1L7_DesigningBackyardHO.docx
  2. ANSWER KEY/ EXAMPLE (don't just copy this one! It models what a sample yard could look like)
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