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1 What the Research Tells Us December 4, 2012 Presenter: Stephen Dolainski 1

2 WEBINAR OVERVIEW ◦ Research ◦ Findings ◦ Classroom and operational implications ◦ Resources ◦ Questions 2

3 WHAT IS READING? ◦ What are the elements involved in reading? ◦ What does it take to be a good reader? 3

4 THE RESEARCH  Adult Literacy Research Working Group (ALRWG) ◦ NIFL, NCSALL, OVAE ◦ Adult reading instruction=low-literate adults, 16+ ◦ Focus: crucial components (alphabetics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension) ◦ K-12 research  Adult Education Literacy Instruction: A Review of the Research (NIFL, 2010) *  Applying Research in Reading Instruction for Adults: First Steps for Teachers (NIFL, 2005) * *See Resources 4

5 Fluency (P) Alphabetics (P) Vocabulary (M) Comprehension (M) READING The Four Components of Reading 5

6 WHAT THE RESEARCH TELLS US  assessment in components  instruction based on assessment  systematic, sequenced instruction  direct and explicit instruction (research-based reading instruction) 6

7 READING ASSESSMENT PROFILES  Adult Basic Education (ABE—0 through 8 GLE)  Adult Secondary Education (ASE)  English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) 7

8 SYSTEMATIC, SEQUENCED INSTRUCTION  Short, focused lessons  Multiple lessons  Frequency 8 Edgar Alphabetics: 8GLE Fluency: 3 Vocabulary: 4 Comprehension: 4

9 DIRECT, EXPLICIT INSTRUCTION  Explanation  Modeling  Guided practice  Independent practice/application  Monitoring 9

10 CLASSROOM IMPLICATIONS  Assessment  Instruction based on assessment  Managing groups  Teacher-directed instruction  Short, focused, frequent lessons 10

11 OPERATIONAL IMPLICATIONS  Managed enrollment  Attendance-absentee policy  Class size  Staff development 11

12 RESOURCES  Beck, I.L., McKeown, M.G., & Kucan, L. (2002). Bringing words to life: Robust vocabulary instruction. New York: The Guilford Press.  Kruidenier, J. R., MacArthur, C.A., & Wrigley, H.S. (2010). Adult education literacy instruction: A review of the research. Washington, DC: National Institute for Literacy. (Retrieved Nov. 20, 2012).  McShane, S. (2005). Applying research in reading instruction for adults: First steps for teachers. Washington, DC: The Partnership for Reading, National Institute for Literacy. (Retrieved Nov. 20, 2012). 12

13 RESOURCES  Rasinski, T. (2003). The fluent reader: Oral reading strategies for building word recognition, fluency, and comprehension. New York: Scholastic Professional Books.  Strucker, J. (2007). Managed enrollment and evidence-based reading instruction. Washington, DC: Office of Vocational and Adult Education, Division of Adult Education and Literacy. EnrollPols.pdf. (Retrieved Nov. 21, 2012) EnrollPols.pdf 13

14 RESOURCES  Online: ◦ California Adult Literacy Professional Development Project (CALPRO), (go to Virtual Workroom)http://calpro-online.org/ ◦ STAR Toolkit, (go to Resources/Research and Guides)www.startoolkit.org  Reading Horizons archived webinars: ◦ aspx aspx ◦ The Power of Explicit Instruction (Shantell Berrett) ◦ Developing Fluent Readers (Dr. Neil J. Anderson) 14


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