ELA: All Resources, Research and Curriculum

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Using the PIAAC Literacy Framework to Guide Instruction: An Introduction for Adult Educators (2017)
Our own Amy Trawick wrote this useful guide to the Literacy Framework of PIAAC (Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies), based on data released in October 2003. The project was funded by the American Institutes for Research, through a contract with the National Center for...
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STAR Research Review (Spring 2017)
The STAR research review is conducted annually to identify developments in reading research that call for changes in STAR project content. This review keeps the STAR team up- to- date on new research related to the training and technical assistance they provide. The Spring 2017 review includes nine...
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Movies in the Classroom
Watch these trailers of films that have been used successfully in an adult education classroom. Explore the links to educational materials, including discussion guides, lesson plans, and background information. Chisholm '72: Unbought and Unbossed ( YouTube and PBS ) Materials: Anti-Defamation...
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Research on ELA
Research and Evidence-Based Practices provide background information, a rationale, and evidence to support decisions around ELA teaching, curriculum, and program design. Adult Education Literacy Instruction: A Review of the Research (2010) : The Executive Summary may prove especially useful, as...
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Standards
There are many standards to be aware of and to mine for useful information and guidance. College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education (CCRSAE) Explore our gathered resources about the CCRSAE . Massachusetts Frameworks View the old Massachusetts Frameworks for Adult Basic Education for...
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ELA Connections
Connections Between ELA and Everything Else ABE ELA Instructors often teach social studies or science within ELA, or also teach dedicated classes for science, social studies, civics, study skills—and so on. What does it mean to think in each of these areas? Are there common patterns of critical...
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Evidence-Based Reading Instruction (EBRI)
Evidence-Based Reading Instruction (EBRI) refers to practices for teaching the components of reading, grounded in research and professional wisdom. STAR is an example of an EBRI initiative created for adult learners at GLE 4-8. Research has identified that four components—alphabetics, fluency,...
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Text Levels, Sets, and Complexity
Determining the Complexity of Texts In addition to finding a text worth reading (see the links below), choosing a text means determining its quantitative and qualitative complexity and its relationship to the intended readers. These skills are covered to a greater or lesser degree in several ELA PD...
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Curriculum Examples, Models, and Sources for ELA and Content-Area Subjects
Units and Lessons created by Massachusetts ABE practitioners: Unit and lesson plans: Setting Directions (GLE 0–3.9) Unit and lesson plans : Our Planet, Our Choices (GLE 6–8) Unit and lesson plans : College and Career Exploration (GLE 6 – 8) Scope and Sequence, unit and lesson plans: WWII and the...
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Science Videos for Adults: A Curated List
This is a great list of "recommended science video collections... that, although not specifically made for adult learners, are engaging and suitable for adults who need to learn science," curated by a group of adult education science teachers working with David Rosen in a LINCS group. This list was...