Teaching Excellence in Adult Literacy (TEAL) Just Write! Guide

The TEAL  Just Write! Guide provides research-based instructional practices in writing instruction.
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Author(s): 
Mary Ann Corley, Ph.D.
Heidi Silver-Pacuilla, Ph.D.
Author(s) Organizational Affiliation: 
American Institutes for Research
Published: 
2012
Number of Pages: 
89
Product Type: 
Skill Level: 
NRS EFL 1--ABE Beginning Literacy
NRS EFL 2--ABE Beginning Basic Education
NRS EFL 3--ABE Intermediate Low
NRS EFL 4--ABE Intermediate High
NRS EFL 5--ASE Low
NRS EFL 6--ASE High
Abstract: 

The TEAL  Just Write! Guide provides research-based instructional practices in writing instruction. It incorporates professional wisdom from participants of the Teaching Effectiveness in Adult Literacy (TEAL) project. The intent of the guide is to increase the familiarity of adult basic education teachers 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. The guide helps teachers understand and apply evidence-based instructional practices that promote student learning in the following topics: Strategy Instruction, Self-Regulated Learning, Universal Design for Learning, Formative Assessment, Differentiated Instruction, and Effective Lesson Planning.

This guide aims to help adult education instructors improve the writing instruction they already use in their programs. As such, the guide is not a curriculum; rather, it is intended to strengthen existing writing instruction.

Benefits and Uses: 

The Just Write! Guide is a resource guide for ABE teachers, 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.

A downloadable PDF is accessible on the site as well.

American Institutes for Research, through a contract awarded by the U.S. Department of Education Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE), assists OVAE in its efforts to enhance state and local adult education providers’ capacity to understand and apply evidence- based instructional practices that promote student learning. The TEAL Center was designed to improve the quality of adult education teaching in content areas. The guide will help teachers become familiar with the important elements of quality teaching: research-based processes and approaches.

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