Montana LINCS RIB Notice

1/28/08

 

Greetings!
 
Have you missed me? =)  Sorry for the extra email, but I just could not let this item go unnoticed.  Some of you have watched the Reading Webcasts with Dr. Kruidenier, Dr. Davidson, and Ms. McShane.  The NIFL Family Literacy Discussion List will be hosting a discussion from February 4 - 8 on Comprehension Monitoring Strategies for Adult Readers with Guest Moderator, Susan McShane!  This might just be a good way to segue to our next RIB "discussion" on Comprehension.  See the information below.  Check it out!!!
NP =)
 

 
The NIFL Family Literacy Discussion List will be hosting a discussion the first week of February and we would love to have you join us.

 

If you are not subscribed to the Family Literacy List, you can do so by visiting http://www.nifl.gov/mailman/listinfo/Familyliteracy

 

Please read the details below, think about the questions, raise questions of your own, and prepare for an exciting look at some strategies to help adult readers monitor their comprehension.

 

Discussion Announcement

The Family Literacy Discussion List will host the following discussion from February 4-8, 2008: Comprehension Monitoring Strategies for Adult Readers.

Guest Moderator

Susan McShane is a Reading Initiative Specialist at the National Center for Family Literacy. She has more than 20 years of experience in adult education and family literacy. She has taught adult reading students in an adult basic education reading program, a private community-based organization, and a community college developmental reading program. In her current position, she authored a book for adult education instructors, Applying Research in Reading Instruction for Adults: First Steps for Teachers, developed with funding from the National Institute for Literacy. As project manager for the Kentucky Adult Education Reading Pilot Project, she provided training and assistance to facilitate adult education teachers' implementation of scientifically based reading instruction.

 

Joining Susan in the discussion will be Donna Elder, a Reading Specialist at the National Center for Family Literacy. Donna served as a reading coach for the Kentucky Adult Education Reading Pilot Project, assisting adult education instructors in the implementation of reading strategies, materials and activities to improve reading instruction and learner outcomes for participants in the project.

Discussion Questions

    1. What comprehension monitoring strategies do you use with your adult learners? Have you ever tried any of those mentioned on pages 80 -82 of Applying Research in Reading Instruction for Adults: First Steps for Teachers (which is available free at http://www.nifl.gov/nifl/publications.html ). What worked, what didn't?
    2. How do you as instructors introduce/make the case for comprehension strategy instruction with adult learners who may consider themselves to be competent readers?
    3. What strategies do you, as a reader, use? How can you become more aware of the strategies you are using automatically, so you can teach them to others?

Suggested Reading

  

Gail Price, Moderator

National Institute for Literacy Family Literacy Discussion List

FamilyLiteracy@nifl.gov