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The Math Works! Guide is a companion piece to the TEAL Just Write! Guide. The Math Works! Guide represents the culmination of 2 years' work in identifying research-based instructional practices in the content areas of mathematics and numeracy. It synthesizes important practices and competencies represented in current research on math instruction.
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.
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 was developed by the American Institutes for Research through Contract No. ED-VAE-09-O-0060. It is administered by the Division of Adult Education and Literacy in the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education at the U.S. Department of Education. The site is maintained by Quotient Inc., under Contract No. ED-VAE-11-O-0083