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This nine-page CAL Commentary provides a succinct overview of the importance of understanding students’ varied cultural identities and experiences. Key teacher practices and linked resources are included.
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  This half-hour documentary “mixes poetry with music, interviews, archival footage, and images of community, nature and dance to explain what Cultural Humility is and why we need it…. Cultural Humility is a process of communal reflection to analyze the root causes of suffering and create a broader…
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"Where Did You Hear That? Becoming Critical Consumers of News Media" is a CCRSAE-aligned unit for ABE students at GLE 4–8, adaptable for GLE 9–12. (See other standards-aligned curricula.) "Where Did You Hear That? Becoming Critical Consumers of News Media" was developed by Kristi Kaeppel, lead…
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Watch a 15-minute narrated introduction to the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education (CCRSAE) for ELA. This is an update of the similar video created in 2015.   The resources referenced in this video, and additional resources and PD, are available at https://www.sabes.org/pd-…
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For your reference—a one page handy guide to the ELA portion of the SABES website.
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This article, by Donna Curry of the SABES Mathematics and Adult Numeracy Curriculum & Instruction PD Center, discusses several key elements of the Program for International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) assessment framework, including the definition of numeracy and numerate behavior…
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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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"Bias—In the News and Inside of Us" Lesson 3 of 3 for the ELA unit, "Where Did You Hear That? Becoming Critical Consumers of News Media"    Websites used in Lesson 3: MA STAR Handbook, pg. 17 chart of vocabulary strategies Media Bias Fact Check provides lists of sites that contain right and…
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"Introduction to Author's Purpose and Persuasive Strategies" Lesson 2 of 3 for the ELA unit, "Where Did You Hear That? Becoming Critical Consumers of News Media"   Websites used in Lesson 2: MA STAR Handbook, pg. 17 chart of vocabulary strategies ReadWriteThink's Persuasive Techniques in…
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"News—The Good, the Fake, and the Funny" Lesson 1 of 3 for the ELA unit, "Where Did You Hear That? Becoming Critical Consumers of News Media" Websites used in Lesson 1: MA STAR Handbook, pg. 17 chart of vocabulary strategies Video—Pizzagate Video—TED Talk: How False News Can Spread OR on YouTube…