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The SABES PD Center for Mathematics and Adult Numeracy created this handy 4-page grid as a reference for programs as they work on their scope and sequence. It contains a breakdown of the math standards by domain for Levels A through D.
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  Templates and Resources for Building and Revising Adult Education ELA Curricula in Massachusetts Templates & Guides (follow the links below, or go to the ACLS webpage for Curriculum Templates and Helpful Resources) ELA Scope & Sequence General Guidance, Template, and Review Guide ELA…
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ELA Lens: Differentiation Differentiated Instruction refers to what teachers do to adapt an existing curriculum for the learners they are actually teaching, so that all their learners are engaged in challenging but accessible tasks. In making decisions about how to adapt the curriculum, teachers…
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ELA Lens: Digital Literacy & Technology Digital literacy refers to the ability to use technology to find, evaluate, organize, create, and communicate information (MA DESE, 2019). Digital literacy goes above and beyond a focus on the mechanics of technology: it emphasizes the ability to use…
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ELA Lens: Evidence-Based Instruction When making curricular or instructional decisions, ask the following questions: Is vocabulary instruction included, with a focus on Tier 2 words (as well as key Tier 3 words related to the content area topic)? Is it clear that teachers should provide practice…
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ELA Lens: Culturally Responsive Teaching Culturally responsive teaching is a framework that guides ELA teachers in connecting with who their learners are and where they come from in order to support students’ academic learning, cultural competence, and understanding of how their communities operate…
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Use these lenses to focus on aspects of ELA Curriculum & Instruction. These are drawn from ACLS priorities stated throughout the ACLS webpages for curriculum & instruction and in the ACLS Indicators of Program Quality.  Contextualization and Relevance Culturally Responsive Teaching…
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Curricula created by Massachusetts ABE practitioners Units Plans, most with sample Lesson Plans (many of these follow the older templates) Setting Directions (GLE 0–3.9) The Science and Culture of Water (GLE 2-3.9) Community Food Security (GLE 5-6) Our Planet, Our Choices (GLE 6–8) College and…
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The policy guide, Guidelines for Serving Students with Learning Disabilities and Other Special Learning Needs Enrolled in Adult Education and Family Literacy Programs, starts with legal and ethical justifications for serving adults with learning disabilities. It covers disability definitions,…
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Bridges to Practice: A Research-Based Guide for Literacy Practitioners Serving Adults with Learning Disabilities is a resource with over 1,000 pages of disability-based resources. There are five individual guidebooks included in it that are designed for literacy programs to enhance the quality of…