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This list of general, cross-domain learning strategies complements the domain-specific strategies described in each strand under MA ELPS Standard 4: Use of Effective Strategies, and provides teaching suggestions to encourage effective studying and learning habits.  Although initially published…
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The Mathematics Proficiency Guide for Teachers of Adult Education (August 2022) is one of several companion pieces to the MA Professional Standards for Teachers of Adult Education (2017, revised 2019). Three proficiency guides have been created, one each for ELA, mathematics, and ESOL. This one…
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In this 3-part video series you will have the opportunity to view brief videos (less than 40 minutes total viewing time) which will provide you with: 1. An overview and background of the MA Professional Standards for Teachers of Adult Speakers of Other Languages 2. A look at each of the 7 standards…
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This two-page document links to the Massachusetts Professional Standards for Teachers of Adult Speakers of Other Languages and the Massachusetts English Language Proficiency Standards, along with orientation videos created by the SABES ESOL PD Center to help educators navigate and understand these…
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The definition of translanguaging has evolved over time, starting with the concept that multilingual people naturally use their various languages in everyday use as they make sense of their bilingual (or multilingual) environments. In recent years, the concept of translanguaging has drawn attention…
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ELA Lens: Contextualization & Relevance Contextualized skill instruction engages learners in learning, using, and integrating ELA skills in meaningful ways that replicate how skills are used outside a school setting. Well designed, contextualized instruction can ultimately do double-duty: teach…
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Welcome to the ELA Curriculum Hub Curriculum Basics Overview of ELA Curriculum ACLS' Policy for Curriculum & Instruction Introduction to the Understanding by Design Framework (foundation for the curriculum design process) PD, October 2022: Building and Enhancing ELA Curriculum in ABE (online,…
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ACLS-funded programs have access to a statewide Newsela account for use in their programs. What is Newsela? Newsela takes authentic content from trusted sources and makes it instruction-ready. Each text is published at five reading levels, ranging (roughly) from 3rd to 12th grade. Each leveled…
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NEW! The updated ELA Proficiency Guide & Glossary! The ELA Proficiency Guide for Teachers of Adult Basic Education (2022) Glossary for the ELA PG (2022) Professional Standards: The ELA Proficiency Guide is a companion to the Massachusetts Professional Standards for Teachers of Adult Basic…
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Context: WIOA requires ABE programs to provide explicit and systematic instruction in essential components of reading to adult learners of all levels. Explicit and systematic instruction is also good practice for effectively serving our population of students with learning challenges. Research has…