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Adult Low-Level Literacy Curriculum Modules


Use the new curriculum modules with your low-level literacy learners, including those with intellectual disabilities, in programs for 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!

NEW 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
  • Both 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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Access the complete curriculum, or choose a module below.

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 these modules jointly with an advisory committee and workgroup of curriculum writers representing low-level literacy youth and adults throughout the State of California. CASAS extends its appreciation to the curriculum writers and field testers whose names appear on the home page of each module as well as to the special consultants and field practitioners who contributed ideas and provided feedback for the modules: Sabra Barfield, Nancie Payne, Ann Marie Smith, and Anita White. All contributed an enormous amount of effort in development of this project. CASAS thanks the California State Council on Developmental Disabilities for funding development of the modules.

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