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Civics It Up!
This website is an instructional tool primarily for teachers of Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education (IELCE), but it is useful for anyone teaching civics. The purpose of the site is to help teachers plan and implement instructional units and lessons that integrate language learning with...
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Meeting the Language Needs of Today's Adult English Language Learner: Companion Learning Resource
Meeting the Language Needs of Today’s Adult English Language Learner: Companion Learning Resource includes examples of approaches, strategies, and lesson ideas for more engaging, rigorous, and effective English language acquisition instruction. There are also numerous links to websites, videos,...
Meeting the Needs of Today's English Language Learner
Written by Betsy Parrish, this Issue Brief makes the case for increasing the rigor in adult ESOL instruction at every level. It outlines key areas that need to be included in adult ESOL programs to promote learner success in today's world: academic language, listening and reading strategies to...
Implementing the Common Core for English Learners
The Center Applied Linguistics (CAL) has launched a new series of practitioner briefs, reports on topics of current high interest in applied linguistics and language education designed to help translate research into practice for education practitioners. This is the first brief in the series.
College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education
The College and Career Readiness Standards (CCR) for Adult Education report presents a set of college and career readiness standards that reflect the content most relevant to preparing adult students for success in colleges, technical training programs, work and citizenship—in the areas of English...
ACLS Assessment (MA Department of ESE)
This web page includes Massachusetts policies on BEST Plus, CLAS-E Reading and CLAS-E Writing Assessment.
U.S.A. Learns
A free web-based multimedia system for adult learning English as a second language.
From the Adult Literacy Media Alliance (ALMA), a collection of entertaining “real life” videos and engaging web activities covering the content areas.
Checklist for Assessing a Program ABE/ESOL Scope and Sequence
This resource was developed by SABES and ACLS
Promoting Learner Transitions to Postsecondary Education and Work: Developing Academic Readiness Skills From the Beginning
This brief, by Betsy Parrish and Kimberly Johnson, is written for practitioners and education researcher who work with adult English language learners at any level, with a focus on instruction that promotes transitions to postsecondary education and work.