Overview chart of the vignettes.


SABES has created ELA-based vignettes that illustrate one or more of the indicators included in the ABE Professional Standards (DESE 2021). The vignettes draw from the Supporting Explanations, Indicators, and Sample ELA Applications in the ELA Proficiency Guide (DESE 2022). The vignettes were developed for the following purposes:

  • To enable ELA teachers and instructional leaders to explore more deeply what the MA Professional Standards look like in practice
  • To foster collegial conversations about instruction
  • To support ELA educators in identifying new avenues for professional growth

Two types of packets are available: 

Topic Area
Professional Standards
Media Type
Resource Type
PD Center
SABES English Language Arts Curriculum & Instruction PD Team