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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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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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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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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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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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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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This webinar, recorded in March 2017, is led by Russell Fenton from ACLS. The goal of this webinar is for you to come away with a shared understanding of the NRS Federal Reporting Measures and Requirements, why they matter, and how they differ slightly from the Massachusetts State Performance...
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This webinar, recorded in March 2017, is led by Dana Varzan-Parker from ACLS. The webinar is designed to help ABE directors, teachers, advisors, and other stakeholders understand educational functioning levels (EFL)s and how student EFL completion is determined and reported under the new measurable...
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This webinar, led by Alisa Belzer from Rutgers University and Dr. Margaret Patterson from Research Allies for Lifelong Learning, was recorded in March 2017.
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Digital literacy and related-technology skills are essential for English language learners in the 21st century. This resource from LINCS offers information on how these skills are used and ways to integrate them into instruction. It also highlights research-based ways to incorporate technology,...

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