This video of one adult education class shows both a lesson and instruction that are aligned with the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education for English Language Arts and Literacy (CCRSAE-ELA) and their overarching instructional shifts.
Intended for a High Intermediate/Low Adult Secondary Level class, the lesson focuses on how to find the claim and the supporting evidence in a text.
- Identify the “gist” of the text.
- Find the author’s main point.
- Find the reasons the author gives to back up his or her point.
The class session demonstrates standards-based instruction by following these five core actions:
- Curriculum content of the lesson matches the demands of CCRSAE.
- Learning activities (questions and tasks) are text-specific and cognitively demanding.
- CCRSAE are translated into lesson content that productively engages adult learners.
- The lesson is intentionally sequenced to build on and develop students’ skills and knowledge.
- Students’ levels of understanding are assessed throughout the lesson, and instruction is adjusted accordingly.
- SABES document: "Three Key Shifts for ELA"
- SABES Document: "A Standards-Aligned Classroom"
- SABES Resource: "College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education"
- Kentucky Adult Education Resources for CCR Standards-Based Instruction
Lesson Plan created by Sarah Simpson, Martin County Adult Education Program, Kentucky. Filmed by StandardsWork for the College and Career Readiness Standards-in-Action (CCRSIA) project sponsored by the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE).