Research-Based Adult Reading Instruction
Session Two -- Online
Objective for Session Two
By the end of the second session you will be able to:
Name specific techniques to teach the components of reading instruction to beginning-level adult readers, and evaluate reading instruction through the framework of Equipped for the Future
Analyze who adults are as readers with a skills-based and a sociocultural based context
Summarize and judge what the research says about the effect of contextualized instruction on literacy practices in adults' everyday lives
Session Two Agenda
Welcome, Session Two Objectives and Overview of Agenda (Doing)
Understanding Adults as Readers
Looking at Literacy Practices and Contextualized instruction
Evaluation of Session Two and Assignment for Session Three
Questions for Discussion:
Beginning Level Readers
What techniques does the author suggest for teaching reading?
How do you see the components of reading instruction in these techniques?
What appeals to you about these techniques?
What concerns you?
In what ways might you adept these techniques to fit your own teaching situation?
Questions for Discussion:
EFF and Intermediate-Level Readers
How might EFF framework help you teach reading?
How do you see the four components of reading integrated in the sample lesson by Cheryl Williams and Patricia Murchisonís reading lesson?
What ideas might this give you about how to approach reading instruction in your own classroom.
? How are these two approaches (Hagerís for low-level readers, EFF
for intermediate readers) similar and how do they differ?
? How might either approach be adapted for the other reading level?
Information About Adult Readers
Richard Skill-based Ann-Sociocultral
What can you learn about these two adults as readers from these two different ways of viewing the reading process?
What is your reaction to these different ways of understanding adults as readers?
What might an understanding of readers mean for the way you teach?
Research on Contextualized Instruction
Is increasing the literacy practices of adult students a goal of yours, your students, or your program?
If so, what might this research mean for the instruction you provide?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of contextualized instruction and using the authentic materials?
Evaluation and Closing
Please send a brief email telling what worked well and suggestions for improvement
June 8 1 PM
Adult Reading Component Study (ARCS) *All
The Relationship of the Component Skills of Reading to Performance on the International Adult Literacy Survey *All
Assessment Strategies and Reading Profiles *All
(If time permits visit website www.nifl.gov/readingpriles/)
Introduction to Understanding What Reading Is All
Selection from Adult Reading Toolkit