ELA: All Resources, Research and Curriculum

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Teaching and Assessing Understanding of Text Structures Across Grades
In its eight pages, " Teaching and Assessing Understanding of Text Structures Across Grades " summarizes research findings on the relationship between understanding text structure and comprehending what one reads. The author describes types of text structures and paragraphs, "typical text pattern...
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STAR Research Review
The STAR research review is conducted annually to identify developments in reading research related to STAR training and technical assistance. The 2018 Research Review looks at the following articles: Adults with poor reading skills and the inferences they make during reading. Building background...
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Learning to Write, Writing to Learn (Educational Leadership magazine issue)
Learning to Write, Writing to Learn contains the following freely available articles. Learning to Write, Writing to Learn is the April 2018 issue of ASCD 's Educational Leadership magazine. Article descriptions are from the ASCD website. As usual, the articles are written for K-12 teachers but can...
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NASA Education Webinars and Resource Links
Join NASA education specialists to learn about activities, lesson plans, educator guides and resources that bring NASA into your classroom, through free 60-minute webinars presented by the NASA STEM Educator Professional Development Collaborative at Texas State University. Registration is required...
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Water those Seeds of Learning - Video on the Reflective Practitioner blog
Video and transcript on the PD Center for ELA blog the Reflective Practitioner - Water those Seeds of Learning
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Reflective Practitioner - Why I Teach - Supplemental Video
This one-minute, 12-second video supplements the Reflective Practitioner blog " Why I Teach ," by Joan Schottenfeld, STAR teacher and career/educational advisor at the Perkins Adult Literacy site of the Boston Centers for Youth and Families . The blog and video refer to the program STAR: Student...
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Video of an adult education ELA lesson on claims and evidence
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...
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Teaching Adults to Read: A Summary of Scientifically Based Principles (2005)
Given the complexity of teaching reading to adult learners—who have limited time available, can be at any level in their reading development, and are likely dealing with with multiple factors beyond academics—it's useful to have a summary of methods for helping adult learners make substantial gains...
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Research-Based Principles for Adult Basic Education Reading Instruction (2002)
At the time of its publication in 2002, Research-Based Principles for Adult Basic Education Reading Instruction , by John R. Kruidenier, represented "the best information available about how adults learn to read" (p. vii). It was designed to serve educators, policymakers, and researchers in the...
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The Citizen's Almanac: Fundamental Documents, Symbols, and Anthems of the United States
Handed out to newly minted citizens, The Citizen's Almanac could also be a great resource for civics and social studies classes. Topics are discussed briefly, with some illustrations, and are organized into the following sections: Rights and Responsibilities of U.S. Citizens Patriotic Anthems and...