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From Assessment to Practice: Research-Based Approaches to Teaching Reading to Adults, Part 1

The first part of this September 2007 webcast presents a practical rationale for applying research-based principles to adult reading instruction.
Author(s): 
Dr. Sandra L. Baxter (Moderator)
Dr. Rosalind Davidson
Dr. John R. Kruidenier
Ms. Susan McShane
Author(s) Organizational Affiliation: 
National Institute for Literacy
National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy
National Center for Family Literacy
Published: 
2007
Resource Type: 
Product
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
NRS EFL 1--ESL Literacy
NRS EFL 2--ESL Low Beginning ESL
NRS EFL 3--ESL High Beginning ESL
NRS EFL 4--ESL Low Intermediate ESL
NRS EFL 5--ESL High Intermediate ESL
NRS EFL 6--Advanced ESL Literacy
Required Training: 

None

Abstract: 

Transcript: http://lincs.ed.gov/webcasts/assesspractice/transcript_assesspractice.pdf 
Webcast questions: http://lincs.ed.gov/webcasts/assesspractice/webcast0928_QA.html

The first part of this September 2007 webcast presents a practical rationale for applying research-based principles to adult reading instruction. Panelists use world analysis and comprehension to illustrate research-based practices and specific instructional techniques. Topics include the definition of reading, methods of assessing reading, and practical ideas for teaching reading. Panelists discuss how components of reading can provide a framework for assessing students’ reading abilities and how assessment results can be utilized for designing a program of instruction to improve students’ reading skills.

Benefits and Uses: 
This September 2007 webcast is part one of two webinars that present rationale for using the components of reading to assess reading ability and design a program of instruction to improve adult students’ reading skills. This webinar focuses on word analysis and comprehension and panelists present examples to illustrate how research-based practices, specifically assessment and instructional strategies, can support the acquisition of reading skills in adult education students. This webinar would be most useful to teachers, program administrators, and professional developers who are interested in research-based practices to improve reading instruction for adult learners.
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