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Adult Low-Level Literacy Curriculum Modules


Use these curriculum modules with your low-level literacy students, including those with intellectual disabilities, in Adult Basic Education, Special Education and Rehabilitation, and Workforce Learning!

Are you searching for curriculum for Beginning ABE readers:

Who are at different ability levels?

  • Start with CASAS Beginning Literacy and dig deeper for pre-reading lessons at even lower skill levels!

Who seem to understand but are non-verbal?

  • Find alternate formats for each lesson!

Who are not motivated to learn?

  • Find activities to build self-determination!

Who appear disorganized and can’t connect the parts?

  • Use metacognitive strategies to improve ability to learn!

Low-Level Literacy ABE Curriculum

  • Free, unlimited access
  • Ten easy-to-use theme-based curriculum modules
  • Increase community participation and employment preparation
  • Help youth and adults transition to community and postsecondary settings


  • Field-based modules follow the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
  • Lessons at multiple levels (CASAS Skill Levels A, AA, AAA, and AAAA)
  • Learning plans linked to CASAS Competencies and Content Standards
  • Informal and formal standardized CASAS assessment evidence
  • Special features and strategies to meet individual differences — alternate formats, metacognitive skills, self-determination skills, and community infusion

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Get and Hold the Job You Want Planning a Trip to the Store
Making Safety a Sure Thing Make Your Money Count
You Are What You Eat Getting to Know Your Doctor
Night on the Town Smart Shopping
Choosing to Move Get the Help You Need

CASAS developed the modules jointly with an advisory committee and curriculum writers representing low-level literacy youth and adults. We appreciate the work of those whose names appear on each module as well as the consultants and practitioners who contributed ideas, feedback, and an enormous amount of effort: Sabra Barfield, Nancie Payne, Ann Marie Smith, and Anita White.

CASAS thanks the California State Council on Developmental Disabilities for funding development.

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