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Templates and Helpful Resources

The following resources are useful in developing curriculum materials that are aligned to the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education (CCRSAE) and the Massachusetts English Language Proficiency Standards for Adult Education Download PDF Document (MA ELPS). The templates for developing a scope and sequence, instructional unit and lesson plan are optional to use.

Note: The MA ELPS are the standards to which to use for English language acquisition. Programs providing mathematics instruction to English language learners should align instruction to the CCRSAE for Mathematics and the Standards for Mathematical Practice, so that instruction is reflective of the CCRSAE for Mathematics instructional shifts.

Questions? Please contact Dana Varzan-Parker, Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Specialist in Adult and Community Learning Services.

Mathematics and Adult Numeracy

See the SABES Mathematics and Adult Numeracy Curriculum and Instruction PD Center webpage to access a variety of mathematics teaching resources and research.

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Curriculum for Adults Learning Math
A lack of strong mathematics skills can be a significant barrier for adult learners in achieving a high school equivalency or gaining access to postsecondary education. Programs looking for mathematics curriculum resources may be interested in the Curriculum for Adults Learning Math (CALM). CALM is a high-quality, CCRSAE-aligned mathematics curriculum for all adult education levels. CALM instructional units include complete lesson plans, formative assessments for each lesson, and a performance-based assessment. CALM aligns to the CCRSAE and the Standards for Mathematical Practice and reflects the CCRSAE instructional shifts. CALM prepares students for earning a high school equivalency credential and lays the foundation for college and career readiness. To learn more about CALM, visit CALM: Curriculum For Adults Learning Math

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Math Scope and Sequence Template
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Math Instructional Unit Plan Template
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Math Lesson Plan Template
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Companion Document for Math Lesson Plan Template

ESOL

See the SABES ESOL Curriculum and Instruction PD Center webpage to access a variety of ESOL teaching resources and research.

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ESOL Scope and Sequence Template
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ESOL Instructional Unit Plan Template
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ESOL Lesson Plan Template

English Language Arts and Literacy (ELA)

See the SABES ELA Curriculum and Instruction PD Center webpage to access a variety of ELA teaching resources and research.

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Two-page Chart of CCRSAE ELA Anchor Standards
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ELA Scope and Sequence Template
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ELA Instructional Unit Plan Template
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ELA Lesson Plan Template
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Companion Document for ELA Lesson Plan Template
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Describing ABE Learners GLE 0–1.9: Supporting Research and Implications for Teaching, by John Strucker, Ed.D. (2012)

Last Updated: September 4, 2019

 
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