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Connections Between ELA and Everything Else ABE ELA Instructors often teach social studies or science within ELA, or also teach dedicated classes for science, social studies, civics, study skills—and so on. What does it mean to think in each of these areas? Are there common patterns of critical...
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Research has identified that four components—alphabetics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension—are essential in how reading develops and in the reading process. WIOA requires ABE programs to provide explicit and systematic instruction in these four essential components to adult learners of all...
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Determining the Complexity of Texts In addition to finding a text worth reading (see the links below), choosing a text means determining its quantitative and qualitative complexity and its relationship to the intended readers. These skills are covered to a greater or lesser degree in several ELA PD...
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Units and Lessons created by Massachusetts ABE practitioners: Unit and lesson plans: Setting Directions (GLE 0–3.9) Unit and lesson plans : Our Planet, Our Choices (GLE 6–8) Unit and lesson plans : College and Career Exploration (GLE 6 – 8) Scope and Sequence, unit and lesson plans: WWII and the...
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This webinar, recorded in March 2017, is led by Russell Fenton from ACLS. The goal of this webinar is for you to come away with a shared understanding of the NRS Federal Reporting Measures and Requirements, why they matter, and how they differ slightly from the Massachusetts State Performance...
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This webinar, recorded in March 2017, is led by Dana Varzan-Parker from ACLS. The webinar is designed to help ABE directors, teachers, advisors, and other stakeholders understand educational functioning levels (EFL)s and how student EFL completion is determined and reported under the new measurable...
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This webinar, led by Alisa Belzer from Rutgers University and Dr. Margaret Patterson from Research Allies for Lifelong Learning, was recorded in March 2017.
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Digital literacy and related-technology skills are essential for English language learners in the 21st century. This resource from LINCS offers information on how these skills are used and ways to integrate them into instruction. It also highlights research-based ways to incorporate technology,...
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This publication from LINCS suggests several strategies for contextualizing instruction in careers and work readiness to provide adult English language learners with the specific language and technical skills they need to be successful and prepared for work or training in their career pathways.
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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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