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Adult and Community Learning Services (ACLS)

Templates and Helpful Resources

The following resources are useful in developing curriculum materials and providing instruction that is aligned to the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education Download PDF Document (CCRSAE). Resources are organized in the content categories of English Language Arts and Literacy (ELA), ESOL, and Mathematics and Adult Numeracy.

Questions? Please contact Jane Schwerdtfeger, Curriculum Specialist in Adult and Community Learning Services.

English Language Arts and Literacy (ELA)

For additional ELA resources and research, see the SABES PD Center for ELA webpage.

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Two-page Chart of CCRSAE ELA Anchor Standards - posted 6/5/2015
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ELA Scope and Sequence Template - posted 6/2/2016
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ELA Instructional Unit Plan Template - posted 6/2/2016
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ELA Lesson Plan Template - posted 4/7/2016
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Companion Document for ELA Lesson Plan Template - posted 4/7/2016
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Describing ABE Learners GLE 0-1.9: Supporting Research and Implications for Teaching, by John Strucker, Ed.D. (2012) - posted 2/13/2012

ESOL

For additional ESOL resources and research, see the SABES PD Center for ESOL webpage. The templates below are optional to use.

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ESOL Scope and Sequence Template - posted 6/2/2016
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ESOL Instructional Unit Plan Template - posted 6/2/2016
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ESOL Lesson Plan Template - posted 4/7/2016

Mathematics and Adult Numeracy

For additional math resources and research, see the SABES PD Center for Mathematics and Adult Numeracy webpage. The templates below are optional to use.

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Math Scope and Sequence Template - posted 6/2/2016
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Math Instructional Unit Plan Template - posted 6/2/2016
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Math Lesson Plan Template - posted 5/5/2016
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Companion Document for Math Lesson Plan Template - posted 4/7/2016
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College and Career Readiness (CCR) Standards and EMPower Materials Alignment
This document shows links between the CCR Standards and the EMPower math series. If you are already using this series, you might find this document useful as you design lessons and instructional units that align to the CCR Standards. If you have not used the EMPower series, you may want to check out this document to learn just how well the series aligns with the CCR Standards.
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CUNY High School Equivalency Curriculum Framework
This resource from the City University of New York (CUNY) offers teachers lessons for standards-based instruction that are designed specifically with adult education students in mind. A well-written overview ties in current research and additional resources are mentioned throughout.
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Developing Instructional Units: Applying What Students Learn
This document is based on a presentation at the 2015 Fall Curriculum Conference where practitioners explored two methods of building contextualized instructional units.
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Mathematics Instructional Unit on Ratio and Proportion
This exemplar instructional unit for Level B students focuses on an understanding of ratios in order to correctly mix medication. The unit was developed by Melissa Braaten, teacher at the Women's Learning Center at the St. Mary's Center for Women and Children, Dorchester, MA.
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Mathematics Instructional Unit on Area and Perimeter
This exemplar instructional unit for Level A students focuses on students' understanding of area and perimeter in order to compare apartments. The unit was developed by Melissa Braaten, teacher at the Women's Learning Center at the St. Mary's Center for Women and Children, Dorchester, MA.
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What Community College Developmental Math Students Understand About Mathematics
This is a must-read for those wondering why they cannot continue to teach as they have in the past. Because the research literature did not cover what mathematical knowledge students have, James Stigler undertook fieldwork to learn more about students' understanding of basic mathematics, and student perceptions of what they believe it means to do mathematics. This essay, by James W. Stigler, Karen B. Givvin, and Belinda J. Thompson, was published in MathAMATYC Educator, Vol. 1, No. 3. May 2010.
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Last Updated: September 27, 2017
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