ELA: All Resources, Research and Curriculum

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Research on ELA
Find here the research to provide you with 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 well...
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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)
Research has identified that four components—alphabetics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension—are essential in how reading develops and in the reading process. WIOA requires ABE programs to provide explicit and systematic instruction in these four essential components to adult learners of all...
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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...
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The Right Tool for the Job: Improving Reading and Writing in the Classroom (2016)
The Fordham Institute for Advancing Educational Excellence has reviewed nine online ELA tools. The Fordham Institute for Advancing Educational Excellence reviewed nine online ELA tools, which they’ve written about in The Right Tool for the Job: Improving Reading and Writing in the Classroom . The...
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What I Use in My Classroom
According to the website, What I Use in My Classroom is a "teacher-authored collection of resource reviews for free online tools and materials. The recommended resources are accompanied by teachers’ reflections on the product’s strengths and weaknesses, as well as how they’ve used it effectively...
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Checklist for Evaluating Text-Dependent Question Quality
Use this checklist to review existing questions with a text, or to jumpstart writing new questions to accompany a text. Close Reading of a text, and text-dependent questions, are aligned with College and Career Readiness Reading Anchor Standard 1: “Read closely to determine what the text says...