ABE/GED Reading
  Citizenship Digital Literacy
  ESL & EL Civics Administrators
  Family Engagement Hotline
  Learning Disabilities Contact Us




ALRC Resources

Online Citizenship Teacher Tutorials

USCIS Resources

Library

Questions? Contact
Carol Garcia
Catherine Porter
or call Lynn Osheff at
224-366-8632

Join the ALRC Citizenship Email List by sending an email request to losheff@cntrmail.org

Follow the ALRC
on Twitter


Online Citizenship Teacher Tutorials

The ALRC has developed four free online tutorials that provide educators with background information about teaching citizenship and demonstrate strategies for helping students prepare for the test. Where noted, please download and print the handouts before viewing.

Becoming a Citizenship Educator
Helping students prepare to pass their citizenship interviews is very rewarding work - what could be more inspirational than helping someone obtain the dream of U.S. citizenship? But helping citizenship students also requires preparation and knowledge on the part of the citizenship educator. This tutorial shows potential citizenship educators what they need to learn and how to prepare.
(11 minutes) Click here

Understanding the USCIS Reading and Writing Tests
This tutorial shows what happens during the reading and writing tests at a citizenship interview. It overviews the kinds of sentences applicants will be required to read and write as well as what criteria USCIS officers use to determine whether the applicant passes or fails
(13 minutes) Click here

Teaching the USCIS Reading and Writing Tests
USCIS provides two vocabulary lists containing words and phrases used during the test. This tutorial shows effective techniques for helping students learn to read, write, and understand those vocabulary words and prepare for their tests.
(15 minutes) Click here

Helping Your Citizenship Students Study Outside of the Classroom
Students frequently need to spend time outside of class preparing for their citizenship test, especially when their interview date draws close. This tutorial suggests ways that students can study outside of class, whether by themselves, with a family member, with flashcards, with online practices, or more.
(18 minutes) Click here

-----------------------------------------------------------------

Becoming a Citizenship Educator

Rounded Rectangle: Watch Presentation  4 

After you watch: You may find these links or handouts useful:

     Becoming a U.S. Citizen: USCIS Video
     USCIS Multimedia Presentation: Outline Page
     A Guide to Naturalization
     EL/Civics Online: Free Professional Development

-----------------------------------------------------------------

Understanding the USCIS Reading and Writing Tests

Before you watch: Make sure you have these documents on hand:

     Reading Vocabulary for the New Naturalization Test
     Writing Vocabulary for the New Naturalization Test
     Scoring Guidelines for the U.S. Naturalization Test

Rounded Rectangle: Watch Presentation  4


-----------------------------------------------------------------

Teaching the USCIS Reading and Writing Tests

Before you watch: Make sure you have these documents on hand:
     Reading Vocabulary for the Naturalization Test
     Writing Vocabulary for the Naturalization Test
     Scoring Guidelines for the U.S. Naturalization Test

Rounded Rectangle: Watch Presentation  4 


-----------------------------------------------------------------

Helping Your Citizenship Students Study Outside of the Classroom

Before you watch: Make sure you have these documents on hand:
     100 Civics (History and Government) Questions
     Reading Vocabulary for the New Naturalization Test
    Writing Vocabulary for the New Naturalization Test

Rounded Rectangle: Watch Presentation  4 

After you watch: You may find these links or handouts useful:
     Student Practice at the ALRC "Citizenship Teacher" Web Page
     Interview Essentials
     USCIS Civics Flashcards - to buy
     USCIS Civics Flashcards - to print
     USCIS Civics Questions with MP3 Audio


-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Adult Learning Resource Center, 2626 S. Clearbrook Drive, Arlington Heights, IL 60005-4626, Phone 224-366-8500, Fax  847-378-6225 ©2004