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As part of a Race to the Top Grant, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) has developed over 100 Model Curriculum Units (MCUs.) These units are intended to help educators with implementation of the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks, used prior to the Common Core...
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The Developing Core Proficiencies Curriculum is an integrated set of English Language Arts/Literacy units spanning grades 6-12. Funded by the USNY Regents Research Fund, the free curriculum is comprised of a series of four units at each grade level that provide direct instruction on a set of...
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This site may be especially helpful for the ASE level. It was developed for K-12 teachers but provides interesting text sets around literary- and information-based themes.
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This site provides leveled passages, mostly home-grown, written on a breadth of adult-oriented topics. Best for Levels A-D.
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This website provides standards-based lesson plans centered on readings which can be sorted by GLE. While created for K-12, many are usable and adaptable for ABE students. It also includes links on Close Reading.
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ReadWorks ( https://www.readworks.org/ ) has a wealth of reading passages on a variety of topics, with accompanying questions. And it's free! You do have to sign up for an account to fully access the site. While designed for K-12, many of the passages and articles can be used for adult learners...
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This biannual magazine for adult learners and educators uses socially relevant material with lesson plans and extensions that help learners to practice skills representing some of the key shifts in the new CCRS. Recent issues contain charts showing exactly which articles and lesson plans are...
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LINCS.ed.gov has many useful resources and discussion groups. Be sure to check this site. Noted here: College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education: Explore the standards directly; particularly read the Introduction, pages 1-11, with special attention to page 8 ( http://lincs.ed.gov/...
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The LINCS Learner Center , created for adult education students, is also useful for adult education teachers and curriculum developers. "The LINCS Learner Center is a collection of free online resources to help you reach different goals, such as learning to read or becoming a U.S. Citizen." The...
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This site allows you to choose from among several different readability formulas, and it formats the passage in a way that can be useful for fluency practice (timed readings).

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