ELA: All Resources, Research and Curriculum

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Research: Improving Adult Literacy Instruction: Developing Reading and Writing (2012)
This 28-page booklet, available online or as a printable PDF, is produced by The National Academies Press. It is based on the report Improving Adult Literacy Instruction: Options for Practice and Research , created by a committee of experts convened by the National Research Council at the request...
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Research: Improving Adult Literacy Instruction: Supporting Learning and Motivation (2012)
This 35-page booklet, available online or as a printable PDF, is produced by The National Academies Press. It is based on the report Improving Adult Literacy Instruction: Options for Practice and Research , created by a committee of experts convened by the National Research Council at the request...
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Research: The Relationship of the Component Skills of Reading to IALS Performance: Tipping Points and Five Classes of Adult Literacy Learners (2007)
The purpose of this study, as described in the Executive Summary (p. ix), was to "understand the relationship of the component skills of reading, such as word recognition, vocabulary, and spelling, to large-scale measures of literacy" using "real-world items such as advertisements, bus schedules,...
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Research: Bridging Research and Practice: The Role of Diagnostic Assessment in Evidence-Based Reading Instruction (2007)
STudent Achievement in Reading (STAR) began as a six-state pilot project that was designed "to improve classroom instruction through the use of a toolkit that translates reading research into practice, as well as systematic training and technical assistance." This document "highlights key findings...
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Research: Adult Education Literacy Instruction: A Review of the Research (2010)
"This report is the product of ... a panel of experts ... convened ... to identify and evaluate existing research in adult reading instruction and to provide a summary of scientifically based findings." (excerpt from the Preface, p. 6) The Executive Summary (pp. 7–9) may prove especially useful, as...
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Rubrics for Qualitative Analysis of Text Complexity
Use these rubrics to analyze informational or literary texts for their qualitative level of complexity. Combine with quantitative measures of readability to select the appropriate text for students.
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Choose Your ELA PD Adventures for FY17
Choose your own adventures! We look forward to working with you at one of these fabulous ELA PD offerings during this year. As always, please get in touch with us to ask questions, make suggestions, or request an ELA Coach; contact Merilee Freeman ( mfreeman@qcc.mass.edu , 508-854-4296). October...
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College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education
The College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education are a subset of the national Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Common abbreviations include CCRS, CCRSAE, and "the Standards"; at ACLS / SABES we use "CCR Standards." Below are resources related specifically to understanding the CCR...
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Revised Reading Strand, MA Curriculum Frameworks
Though Massachusetts now uses the CCR Standards in place of the Massachusetts ABE Curriculum Frameworks, the "Revised Reading Strand" (2010) of the Frameworks is still a good resource for implementing CCR Standards. Included here are the entire revised Reading Strand (see below), and a few excerpts...
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Creating Curricula for ELA: an Overview
Following are resources related to creating and adapting ELA curricula, whether for yourself or your program. We will update links and add resources, so do check back. Be sure to also look at our collection of resources related to the CCR Standards and Mass. ABE Frameworks, an essential part of...