The SABES PD Center for English Language Arts (ELA) is based at Quinsigamond Community College. Our center provides high-quality professional development and support for ABE programs in Massachusetts on topics related to ELA, such as the CCR Standards; creating curriculum; evidence-based reading instruction, including STAR (Student Achievement in Reading); connecting ELA and literacy with content-area subjects such as science and social studies; and effective teaching in an ELA/content-area classroom.

For more information, please contact our director, Merilee Freeman, at mfreeman@qcc.mass.edu or 508-854-4296. On the page below, read the latest news from the SABES PD Center for ELA, preview and register for trainings, and find useful resources. Learn about the many ELA resources available in our Resource Library by viewing our online tour.

ELA: Upcoming Events

02/28/2017
Worcester
Jointly offered by the SABES PD Center for ELA and ESOL, this professional development offering will cover theories of how...
03/08/2017
Cambridge
Learn how to write a full unit plan that is aligned with the CCR Standards for ELA and contextualized within...
03/09/2017
Lawrence
Get WIOA-ready with evidence-based reading instruction (EBRI) for adult learners who are at CCR Standards Level E (GLE 9–12).

ELA: Resources, Research and Curriculum

Research Research: Improving Adult Literacy Instruction: Developing Reading and Writing (2012)
This 28-page booklet, available online or as a printable PDF, is produced by The National Academies Press. It is based on the report Improving Adult...
Research Research: Improving Adult Literacy Instruction: Supporting Learning and Motivation (2012)
This 35-page booklet, available online or as a printable PDF, is produced by The National Academies Press. It is based on the report Improving Adult...
Research Research: The Relationship of the Component Skills of Reading to IALS Performance: Tipping Points and Five Classes of Adult Literacy Learners (2007)
The purpose of this study, as described in the Executive Summary (p. ix), was to "understand the relationship of the component skills of reading,...