ELA: All Resources, Research and Curriculum

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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...
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Applying Research in Reading Instruction for Adults: First Steps for Teachers (2005)
Developed for adult education teachers "who want to build and strengthen adults’ reading skills," Applying Research in Reading Instruction for Adults: First Steps for Teachers provides guidance on how to plan and deliver reading instruction. Research-backed strategies that have been proven to work...
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Writing to Read: Evidence for How Writing Can Improve Reading (2010)
Writing to Read: Evidence for How Writing Can Improve Reading , a report from the Carnegie Corporation of New York , was written by Steve Graham and Michael Hebert of Vanderbilt University and published by the Alliance for Excellent Education . As stated in the Executive Summary (p.4), this report...
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STAR-Recommended Managed Enrollment Strategies and Scenarios
This document from ACLS and the national STAR program offers two program scenarios and some Q&A about moving from open enrollment to managed enrollment, which is recommended for successful implementation of STAR and of evidence-based reading instruction in general.
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What Is Evidence-Based Reading Instruction and How Do You Know It When You See It? (2012)
"What Is Evidence-Based Reading Instruction and How Do You Know It When You See It?" This 13-page brief, produced under a contract with OCTAE , reflects the experience of the Los Angeles Unified School District’s Division of Adult and Career Education as it worked to bring about fundamental changes...
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ELA PD Overview for FY18
Refer to this handy two-page graphic for an overview of ELA professional development (PD) opportunities provided by the SABES PD Center for ELA during FY18. Continue to check the SABES PD Center for ELA home page and SABES Calendar for up-to-date details.
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"Lesson Plan Building and Sharing Tools" [website reviews]
In the Summer 2017 issue of the Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education , published jointly by the Coalition on Adult Basic Education and Rutgers University, David Rosen reviews online tools for building and sharing lesson plans in his Webscan column (pg...
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Using the PIAAC Literacy Framework to Guide Instruction: An Introduction for Adult Educators (2017)
Our own Amy Trawick wrote this useful guide to the Literacy Framework of PIAAC (Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies), based on data released in October 2003. The project was funded by the American Institutes for Research, through a contract with the National Center for...
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STAR Research Review (Spring 2017)
The STAR research review is conducted annually to identify developments in reading research that call for changes in STAR project content. This review keeps the STAR team up- to- date on new research related to the training and technical assistance they provide. The Spring 2017 review includes nine...
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Movies in the Classroom
Watch these trailers of films that have been used successfully in an adult education classroom. Explore the links to educational materials, including discussion guides, lesson plans, and background information. Chisholm '72: Unbought and Unbossed ( YouTube and PBS ) Materials: Anti-Defamation...