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Explore approaches for supporting adult learners reading at grade level equivalent (GLE) 9–12 in building the skills and strategies required to understand, analyze, evaluate, and synthesize complex content-oriented texts.

These evidence-based reading instruction (EBRI) techniques can be used immediately, whether remotely or in a physical classroom.


    This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • ELA and subject-matter teachers (e.g., social studies, science, workforce prep, etc.)
  • Teachers and tutors of GLE 9–12; teachers of intermediate-level readers are welcome to attend as well
  1. Exploration: Attend a live webinar (3/24/2021) about instructional strategies you can later use with students (2 PD hours)
  2. Practice: Over 3 weeks, implement one or more new instructional approaches with adult learners
  3. Reflection: Participate in a live discussion (4/28/2021) to share and reflect on the approaches tried and resulting student outcomes (1 PD hour)

PDPs: While not eligible for PDPs by itself, this offering can be bundled with other EBRI offerings in order to earn PDPs.

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this professional development activity/course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the reading skills needed for success in lifelong learning
  • Make connections between EBRI and standards-based reading instruction
  • Describe the reading profiles of high-intermediate and secondary-level adult readers, and the importance of such profiles for reading instruction
  • Implement key EBRI approaches for teaching reading comprehension to high-intermediate and secondary-level adult students
Presenter(s) / Facilitator(s)

Strongly recommended:


United States

PD Center
SABES English Language Arts Curriculum & Instruction PD Center
Topic Area
CCRSAE (College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education)
Distance and Blended Learning
EBRI (Evidence-Based Reading Instruction)