Welcome to Teaching Excellence in Adult Literacy
The culmination of two years of work in identifying research-based instructional practices in the content area of writing, this guide is a resource for ABE teachers. It is intended to increase familiarity with evidence-based writing instruction and to facilitate translation of research findings into teaching practices and products that will enhance the quality of instruction delivered to adult learners.
TEAL Summer InstituteAugust 2–5, 2011, Washington, D.C.
Teachers and state-level coordinators from the 12 TEAL states convened in Washington, DC in August 2011 to attend a four-day Summer Institute on research-based strategies for teaching writing to ABE students. Nationally recognized experts/researchers in writing facilitated daily sessions, engaging participants in hands-on activities and lively discussions. For excerpts of presentations, click here.
Three recent and significant publications—all meta-analyses of large-scale research—inform effective practices in writing instruction.
Writing Next: Effective Strategies to Improve Writing of Adolescents in Middle and High Schools
By Steve Graham and Dolores Perin
Informing Writing: The Benefits of Formative Assessment
By Steve Graham, Karen Harris, and MIchael Hebert
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Universal Design for Learning (UDL) provides a blueprint for designing goals, methods, materials, and assessments to reach all students, including those with diverse needs. Grounded in research on learner differences and effective instructional settings, UDL principles articulated by the National Center on Universal Design for Learning, call for varied and flexible ways to:
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The Teacher Excellence in Adult Literacy (TEAL) Center is run by the American Institutes for Research and is administered by the Division of Adult Education and Literacy in the Office of Vocational and Adult Education at the U.S. Department of Education through contract number ED-VAE-09-O-0060