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Blending   In phonemic awareness instruction, putting individual sounds together to form a word or a part of a word. In phonics instruction, putting together individual...  
Blends   In phonics instruction, describes common sounds consisting of more than one phoneme or basic sound. Examples of blends are str (three basic sounds blended...  
Blog   "Blog is short for web log. A web log is a journal that is frequently updated and intended for the general public. Blogs generally represent the personality...  
Career Pathway   A multi-year program of academic and career technical study that aligns adult education, postsecondary education, and/or occupational training, enabling...  
Chant   Chant is rhythmic text, repeated orally by individuals or a group to improve recall...  
Choral Reading   Choral reading is group reading aloud in unison. It is used as one of the whole language, literacy-learning techniques....  
Choral Response   In response to a cue, all students in the group respond verbally at the same time. The response can be either to answer a question, or to repeat something...  
Closure   Closure is any activity which help students summarize key points learned and how the new knowledge relates to the objectives to be learned....  
Cloze Procedure   The cloze procedure helps learners practice using context by filling in blanks in a sentence....  
Coaching   An instructional method in which a teacher supports students as they perfect old skills and acquire new skills....  
Cohort   Cohort groups facilitate relationships that encourage learning and act as a support for individuals. The underlying philosophy of a cohort is that learners...  
College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education (CCR)  The work is the result of a nine-month process that examined the Common Core State Standards from the perspective of adult education. It was funded to...  
Computer-based Training (CBT)  CBT is an instructional event that can be accessed via a stand-alone computer. Training materials and content are delivered via software applications...  
Consonant   A consonant is one of a class of speech sounds (\p\, \g\, \n\, \l\, \s\, \r\) characterized by constriction or closure at one or more points in the breath...  
Consonant Blends   Consonant blends are two or three consonants that are pronounced almost as one sound. An example is str. Each sound is heard....  
Content Management System   "A web content management system (WCMS) is content management system (CMS) software, usually implemented as a web application, for creating and managing...  
Context   The use of the surrounding words to help figure out an unfamiliar word....  
Context-Embedded Language   Communication occurring in a context that offers help to comprehension (e.g. visual clues, gestures, expressions, specific location). Language where there...  
Context-Reduced Language   Context-reduced language is language where there are few clues as to the meaning of the communication apart from the words themselves. The language is...  
Cooperative Learning   A teaching method in which students of varying abilities and interests work together in small groups on a specific task or project. Students complete...  
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