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.

For more information, please contact our director, Merilee Freeman, at mfreeman@qcc.mass.edu 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: Upcoming Events

03/29/2017
Fall River
Learn (or confirm) strategies and tools for teaching in a stimulating, rigorous, ELA CCR Standards-aligned classroom.
04/04/2017
This online self-paced mini-course will help you get to know the College and Career Readiness Standards (CCR Standards) for Adult...
04/12/2017
Cambridge
During this working session, you will be able to revise, update, or expand your existing curricular materials with expert guidance...

ELA: Resources, Research and Curriculum

Resource 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...
Research/Evidence-Based Practice 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...
Research/Evidence-Based Practice 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...