ELA: All Resources, Research and Curriculum

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Science Videos for Adults: A Curated List
This is a great list of "recommended science video collections... that, although not specifically made for adult learners, are engaging and suitable for adults who need to learn science," curated by a group of adult education science teachers working with David Rosen in a LINCS group. This list was...
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The Right Tool for the Job: Improving Reading and Writing in the Classroom (2016)
The Fordham Institute for Advancing Educational Excellence has reviewed nine online ELA tools. The Fordham Institute for Advancing Educational Excellence reviewed nine online ELA tools, which they’ve written about in The Right Tool for the Job: Improving Reading and Writing in the Classroom . The...
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What I Use in My Classroom
According to the website, What I Use in My Classroom is a "teacher-authored collection of resource reviews for free online tools and materials. The recommended resources are accompanied by teachers’ reflections on the product’s strengths and weaknesses, as well as how they’ve used it effectively...
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Checklist for Evaluating Text-Depdendent Question Quality
Use this checklist to review existing questions with a text, or to jumpstart writing new questions to accompany a text. Close Reading of a text, and text-dependent questions, are aligned with College and Career Readiness Reading Anchor Standard 1: “Read closely to determine what the text says...
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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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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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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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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.