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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, January 2023: 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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There are many standards, frameworks, and guidelines to mine for useful information and guidance. College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education, ELA/Literacy (CCRSAE) High-Stakes TESTING Frameworks GED Performance Level Descriptors for all the tests (Math, ELA, Science, Social Studies…
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The LINCS Learner Center, created for adult education students, is also useful for adult education teachers and curriculum developers. "The LINCS Learner Center is a collection of free online resources to help you reach different goals, such as learning to read or becoming a U.S. Citizen." The…
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ReadWorks (https://www.readworks.org/) has a wealth of reading passages on a variety of topics, with accompanying questions. And it's free! You do have to sign up for an account to fully access the site. While designed for K-12, many of the passages and articles can be used for adult learners.…
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This handy diagram guides adult ESOL practitioners through their PD journey via the SABES ESOL PD menu. The diagram suggests starting with foundational courses, and then moving to subsequent PD options based on interest and need from an array of PD categories. All are aligned to the Massachusetts…
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With all of the antiracism, diversity, equity, and inclusion resources out there it can be hard to discern which will best meet your needs in your ESOL classroom and support your objectives and learner outcomes. Visit this Google Site to view some curated resources related to DEI gathered by the…
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Plantillas y guías de idioma español para los currículos de ABE ELA en Massachusetts Alcance y Secuencia de ELA Pautas Generales Plantilla Guía de Revisión Plan de Unidad de ELA Plantilla Guía de Revisión Plan de Lección de ELA Plantilla Guía de Revisión ¡Nueva! Estándares Profesionales…