This video demonstrates on how to teach vocabulary to a STAR class using explicit instruction. The instructor demonstrates how to use the evidence-based reading instruction (EBRI) quadrant chart
Welcome to the SABES English Language Arts Curriculum & Instruction Professional Development Center (ELA C&I PD Center). What's New?
We offer more than is scheduled—please write to us to request specific PD.
- College & Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education (CCRSAE)
- ELA Proficiency Guide to the MA Professional Standards for Teachers of Adult Basic Education
- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in ELA
- ELA Curriculum Hub
- Evidence-Based Reading Instruction (EBRI), including STAR
- Remote ELA Instruction
Find all ELA resources at ELA: Resources, Research, and Curriculum.
Did you know that ACLS-funded programs have access to a statewide Newsela account in FY22?
The SABES ELA C&I PD Center provides ELA PD and support for adult education programs, including self-paced modules, recorded webinars, live sessions, multi-layered courses, coaching, consulting, and resources related to curriculum and instruction. Based at Quinsigamond Community College in Worcester, MA, we serve programs throughout the state.
Have a question or idea? Need a coach? Write to us!
ELA: Upcoming Events
You know how to administer a diagnostic assessment of reading in person, but how do you do this remotely? Learn...
The brief prerecorded webinar is the first step on your journey for evidence-based reading instruction (EBRI), providing an introduction to...
Alphabetics, including phonemic awareness, phonics, and decoding, is the process readers use to identify words. Readers must rely on alphabetic...
Two instructors and the director of Abisi Adult Education Center in Lowell, MA introduce you to STAR (Student Achievement in Reading) and its impact on adult learners in their school. (SABES)
This video shows how to administer the Diagnostic Assessment of Reading (DAR) to a potential STAR student to determine the appropriate level of instruction for alphabetics, fluency, vocabulary, and
ELA: Resources, Research and Curriculum
In these two videos, Massachusetts adult education teacher Joan Schottenfeld describes how she creates vocabulary videos with accompanying Google...
Are you wondering about resources for teaching ELA remotely, or incorporating elements of remote teaching into your face-to-face classes? Search the...
Research has identified that four components—alphabetics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension—are essential in how reading develops, and essential...