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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…
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With this text set on "The Psychology of Personality," explore five commonly accepted personality traits, how genetics and geography are factors that influence personality, and the question of whether our personalities can fundamentally change. Find other Text Sets, and read about their pre-…
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The Spring 2020 SABES Newsletter is hot off the press and ready for your viewing! This issue's theme is What is Effective Teaching and Advising? Read it here! Especially written for adult education instructors, directors, and advisors who want to improve their skills and learn more about SABES. In…
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Explore the WW-II era Japanese American internment through this text set designed for readers with a GLE range of 6–8. (Image credit: Dorothea Lange, National Archives) Find other Text Sets, and read about their pre-teaching considerations, structure, and use in "About Text Sets." GLE range: 6–8,…
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Explore Forest Biomes through this text set designed for readers with a GLE range of 9-12 and limited background knowledge. Find other Text Sets, and read about their pre-teaching considerations, structure, and use in "About Text Sets." GLE range: 9–12Created by Marie LeBlanc, 2018 When the teacher…
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We already have standards. Lots of standards. What are these new standards about? What is the proficiency guide for? Read this concise one-page summary to find out. (Find related documents.)