From Assessment to Practice: Research-Based
Approaches to Teaching Reading to Adult
This webcast will present a practical and compelling
rationale for the use of research-based principles for adult reading
instruction. Dr. John Kruideiner, Dr.Rosalind Davidson, and Ms. Susan
McShane will use two components of reading, word analysis and
comprehension, as examples to illustrate research-based practices,
focusing on specific assessment and instructional strategies derived from
the research. Participants will learn about the direct link between
research and evidence-based practice. The presenters also will explain how
all four major components of reading provide a framework for assessing
students' reading ability and how assessment results can lead to a program
of instruction that improve students' reading.
Montana Note: Questions for
The exciting part of this webinar is that Dr.
Davidson and Dr. Kruidenier have both presented reading workshops for the
Montana ABLE community within the past three years. In addition,
Susan McShane's text was one of the resources distributed to Reading is
the Bridge participants.
The following questions have been provided by both
Davidson and Dr. Kruidenier in order to set the stage for Montana ABLE!
Thank you, Ros and John!
is reading broken down into its component parts for research,
assessment, and instruction in reading?
is the most important conclusion that can be drawn from the assessment
does the research say about adult beginning readers’ phonemic awareness
and word analysis abilities?
If you can't do a comprehensive
assessment of your learner's reading abilities, which reading sub-skills
do you think are the most important to assess before planning
Would knowing what formal
research has found out about adult readers influence how you teach?