I am pleased to share an article from volume one, issue one of the new ProLiteracy peer-reviewed, online research journal, Adult Literacy Education: The International Journal of Literacy, Language, and Numeracy. This article is written by Rosen, Newsome Associates.
Finding high quality, free or open education resource teaching and learning resources on the Internet is a common challenge for adult basic skills (including ESOL/ESL) teachers. Several years ago, there weren’t many instructional resources on the web; now that problem has been solved, but teachers complain that it is difficult to sort out among the many instructional resources the ones that are high quality, that are for the subject they teach (e.g., numeracy/math, reading, writing, science, social studies or ESL/ESOL), for the levels of their students, and that cover the particular content standards they must address, for example the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education (CCRS). There are many websites that address this challenge for K-12 teachers, including those that align lesson plans and other instructional content with the Common Core State Standards, but, Rosen is often asked if there is one specifically for Adult Basic Skills teachers. Until now, his answer has been “no.”
You can read and download the full article here.