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National Career Awareness Project (NCAP) (NCAP)  The National Career Awareness Project (NCAP) began in 2011 with the goal to increase and improve adult learners’ career awareness and planning throughout...  
Older Adults (OA)  According to the California Department of Education Fact Book 2009, classes for Older Adults are designed specifically to deal with issues related to...  
Oral Reading   Reading passages or other text out load, usually as a teacher listens. See guided oral reading....  
Oral Vocabulary   Words we know the meanings of and use as we listen and speak....  
Orton-Gillingham Method   The Orton-Gillingham method of reading instruction was developed by Dr. Samuel T. Orton and educator Anna Gillingham. The Orton-Gillingham methodology...  
Outcomes-Base Education   The effort, often by a state or local education agency, to organize all the features of schooling (including aims, curriculum, instruction, and assessment)...  
Pair-Taping   Using pair-taping, the class, working in pairs or groups of three, hold original conversations and tape them. Learners make a lot of mistakes while having...  
Parent and Child Together (PACT)  Parent and Child Together (PACT)is one of the four components of a model family literacy program. PACT time includes interactive activities between parents...  
Phoneme   A phoneme is the smallest unit of sound in a language. The spoken word CAT, for example, has three phonemes (the sounds represented by the letters C,...  
Phoneme Awareness   An awareness that spoken language is made up of discrete units, the smallest of which is a phoneme. Refers to the ability to focus on and manipulate phonemes...  
Phoneme Classification   Usually the ability, as in an assessment of phoneme awareness, to classify two sounds (phonemes) as the same or different. For example, the beginning...  
Phoneme Deletion   Phoneme deletion is deleting a sound from a word or nonsense word. For example, deleting the first consonant sound from the word BAT leaves the word A...  
Phoneme Reversal   The ability, in an assessment of phoneme awareness, to reverse phonemes. A 3-phoneme word or nonword is heard, for example, and the student repeats it...  
Phoneme Segmentation   The ability, in an assessment of phoneme awareness, to indicate the number of individual phonemes or sounds in a word. One method, for example, asks readers...  
Phonics   Phonics is the use of sound-symbol relationships to decode words....  
Phonogram   A letter-sound combination that includes more than one grapheme or phoneme. Examples of common phonograms are ole (in hole, mole, role) and ake (as in...  
Podcasts   "Podcasting makes audio files, usually in MP3 format, available for (automatic) download so you can listen at your convenience. You don't need an iPod;...  
Points of Entry Initiative   Points of Entry is an initiative funded by the Open Society Foundations Special Fund for Poverty Alleviation and builds upon the goals of the U.S. Department...  
Postsecondary education   Non-remedial coursework in a variety of postsecondary settings, including moderate-term and long-term on-the-job training, apprenticeship, the military,...  
Process Writing   Process writing is a shift in emphasis from the product of writing activities (the finished text) to ways in which text can be developed asking such questions...  
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