The SABES PD Center for English Language Arts (ELA) is based at Quinsigamond Community College. Our center provides high-quality professional development and support for ABE programs in Massachusetts on topics related to ELA, such as the CCR Standards; creating curriculum; evidence-based reading instruction, including STAR (Student Achievement in Reading); connecting ELA and literacy with content-area subjects such as science and social studies; and effective teaching in an ELA/content-area classroom.

NOTE: Several links will be temporarily unavailable while the ELA site is under revision. We apologize for the inconvenience. All links will be available by July 1, 2017.

For more information, please contact our director, Merilee Freeman, at or 508-854-4296. On the page below, read the latest news from the SABES PD Center for ELA, preview and register for trainings, and find useful resources. Learn about the many ELA resources available in our Resource Library by viewing our online tour.

ELA: Resources, Research and Curriculum

Resource 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...
Resource 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...
Resource 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...