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At-Home Learning Toolkit for Adults

Online Resources for Adult Learners

Our expert team at the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy has pulled together a new toolkit, which features trusted, high-quality, free online resources for adult learners. Our hope is that you’ll share these resources with any parents or caregivers in your life who might value the opportunity to learn alongside their children.

Looking for resources to help your children learn at home? Access our At-Home Toolkit for Children.

At-Home Learning Toolkit for Adults

ReadWorks offers free content, curriculum, and tools to power remote learning resources for families. While the reading comprehension curriculum was developed with K-12 students in mind, the topics are relevant and engaging for adult learners as well. Access the resources.


Marshall Adult Education
This site features a wide variety of high quality lessons on topics relevant to adult learners, including civics, employment, housing, health, and money. The materials, combined with research-proven teaching strategies, can help adults become better readers, as well as more informed consumers, parents, employees, citizens, and community members. Visit the site.


Pumarosa is an interactive, bilingual, phonics-based site designed to help adult students learn English as quickly and easily as possible. Students can both read and listen to the lessons, which use a bilingual technique specifically developed to help native Spanish-speakers master the basics of English. Start learning now.


LINCS Learner Center
Created by the U.S. Department of Education, the LINCS Learner Center connects adult learners to free online resources to help them reach life goals. Learners can choose a goal to learn how to read, acquire job skills, and more. Access the resources.


TedEd’s award-winning education platform features a library of original animated video lessons that will spark curiosity in learners of all ages. Visit the “Discover Lessons” section to build literacy skills while learning about fascinating topics including history, psychology, and health. Visit the site.


TeachRock is a free, standards-aligned, arts integration curriculum that uses the history of popular music and culture to help teachers engage students. Innovative lesson plans developed by experienced educators and top experts in the field foster genuine learning in areas including social studies, language arts, geography, science, STEAM, general music and more—for learners of all ages. Start learning.


Unite for Literacy
The Unite online library provides free access to more than 400 original picture books—1/4 of which are written in Spanish. The digital books provide audio narrations in more than 40 languages, spoken by native speakers in warm, expressive voices. The languages of narration include indigenous and endangered languages along with languages most widely spoken in the U.S. These are high interest, all level books for adults and children. Visit the online library.