This video demonstrates on how to teach vocabulary to a STAR class using explicit instruction. The instructor demonstrates how to use the evidence-based reading instruction (EBRI) quadrant chart
Welcome to the SABES English Language Arts Curriculum & Instruction Professional Development Center (ELA C&I PD Center). What's New?
A few of the many PD opportunities taking place in the next few weeks...
|Broaden your toolkit of practical strategies and resources to better address the needs of English language learners in ABE (non-ESOL) classes. (begins 10/26)||Learn how one practitioner creates short vocabulary videos, posting them within her Google Classroom. Hear about how her students have used them. Share ideas, questions, and possible solutions around making videos for ELA instruction. (11/05)|
|Difficult Conversations: In this two-part series with Facing History and Ourselves, we will consider why we teach in order to set intentions around how we teach, and apply these understandings to the challenging arena of talking about issues that matter. (11/9 & 18)||Support readers in making measurable gains with STAR training, which includes diagnostic assessments of reading, differentiation, and specific strategies for teaching the four components of reading—alphabetics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. (begins 10/29)|
Please note the series of PD supporting the statewide Newsela account for Massachusetts adult educators.
Resources: Scroll through ELA: Resources, Research, and Curriculum, notice the three resources highlighted lower down this page, and explore our curated collection pages:
- College & Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education (CCRSAE)
- Other Standards: Professional Standards, Content-Area Standards and Frameworks, and HiSET/GED Frameworks
- Curriculum & Instruction
- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in ELA (recently updated!)
- Evidence-Based Reading Instruction (EBRI), including STAR
- Remote ELA Instruction & Curriculum
The SABES ELA C&I PD Center provides ELA PD and support for adult education programs, including self-paced modules, recorded webinars, live sessions, multi-layered courses, coaching, consulting, and resources related to curriculum and instruction. Based at Quinsigamond Community College in Worcester, MA, we serve programs throughout the state.
Have a question or idea? Need a coach? Want to request specific PD? Please write to us.
ELA: Upcoming Events
What digital skills do our adult learners need to be successful in an online ELA class or tutoring session? How...
This informative and engaging multi-part workshop is designed to increase Adult Education (AE) teachers’ understanding of the needs of English...
Learn specific instructional strategies for teaching basic writing skills to struggling writers, particularly students with language-based learning disabilities (LBLD), such...
Two instructors and the director of Abisi Adult Education Center in Lowell, MA introduce you to STAR (Student Achievement in Reading) and its impact on adult learners in their school. (SABES)
This video shows how to administer the Diagnostic Assessment of Reading (DAR) to a potential STAR student to determine the appropriate level of instruction for alphabetics, fluency, vocabulary, and
ELA: Resources, Research and Curriculum
There are many standards, frameworks, and guidelines to mine for useful information and guidance. Massachusetts Professional Standards for Teachers of...
Determining the Complexity of Texts In addition to finding a text worth reading (see the links below), choosing a text means determining its...
Lens: Contextualization & Relevance As you create or revise your curriculum, think about your adult learners: What will they be learning along with...