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The new Massachusetts English Language Proficiency Standards for Adult Education ( MA ELPS ) are here! The MA ELPS are a single set of standards designed to prepare adult English language learners for the complex language tasks required to successfully meet life, academic, and career goals in the...
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This resource is comprised of two separate components: the MA ELPS document, three overview videos. First , you will find the MA ELPS document - a revision of the Massachusetts ABE Curriculum Framework for ESOL . They integrate the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education and the...
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What are Text Sets? Why use them? When? Are they stand-alone, or do you need to pre-teach? Can they be used with all GLEs? See text set examples , and find answers to these questions in "About Text Sets":
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This text set on Vision is designed so that a video text introduces each topic, followed by an article. The articles can be read aloud as pairs or individually to accommodate learners’ reading abilities. (For more information on text sets, and to see other sets and sources, go to Text Sets .) GLE...
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Text Sets are curated sequences of resources that build knowledge on a topic, with a few activities to help note and summarize the learning. They are great tools, and can be a key part of incorporating two of the CCRSAE instructional shifts : Text Complexity and Building Knowledge . This collection...
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What does WIOA have to say about EBRI and STAR? How are EBRI and STAR related? Do you have to offer them in your program? Read this 2-page brief that summarizes the connections between WIOA, EBRI, and STAR (see below). See also: Evidence-Based Reading Instruction (EBRI) STAR—The STudent Achievement...
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Context: WIOA requires ABE programs to provide explicit and systematic instruction in essential components of reading to adult learners of all levels. Explicit and systematic instruction is also good practice for effectively serving our population of students with learning challenges. Research has...
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This lengthy bibliography links to articles and essays on progressive, transformative, multicultural, social justice, and liberatory teaching and learning by educators around the world. (Note: click on titles to retrieve resources.)
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This web page offers 15 classroom activities, exercises, and discussion guides to help address cultural and racial issues.
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This short article posits that culturally competent teaching and learning demands respect for others. Experiences based on various traditions, norms, and values inform ways of knowing and learning.

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