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Explore ways to support adult learners who read at GLE 9–12 through evidence-based reading instruction (EBRI).


This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • ELA and subject-matter (e.g., social studies, science, literature, career development) teachers of students who read at GLE 9–12

EBRI is a set of practices for teaching the four essential components of reading (alphabetics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension) that research has proven to increase the reading achievement of adult learners.

This professional development offering focuses on reading comprehension for advanced readers. Build skills and learn strategies related to understanding, analyzing, evaluating, and synthesizing the knowledge-building texts emphasized by the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education (CCRSAE) for ELA.

The course includes three parts:

  • Part 1 (face-to-face session, 5.5 PD hours): Learn new evidence-based approaches for teaching reading comprehension.
  • Part 2 (implementation practicum, 3 PD hours): Choose and implement one approach.
  • Part 3 (webinar, 1.5 PD hours): Reflect on your experiences and deepen your understanding of EBRI.

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

Snow date for the face-to-face session is March 21, 2018.

Learning Objectives: 

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

  • Identify the reading skills needed for success in college and careers
  • 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
  • Differentiate between Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary and the role that each plays in reading
  • Implement key EBRI approaches for teaching vocabulary and comprehension to high-intermediate and secondary-level adult students
  • Required: Overview of Evidence-Based Reading Instruction and Diagnostic Assessment of Reading. Current dates and registration information are at the ELA PD Events page. NOTE: Previous completion of or current enrollment in STAR trainings fulfills this requirement.
  • Recommended: The Recipe for Success: The CCRSAE and Instructional Shifts for ELA.
  • As with all ELA PD, you may find it useful to view this 19-minute video introducing the CCRSAE for ELA.
03/19/2018 - 9:00am to 3:30pm
Quinsigamond Community College - Ahlfors Building Room 111
670 West Boylston St.
Worcester, MA 01606
PD Center: 
Topic Area: 
ABE/Adult Education
Corrections Education
Evidence-Based Reading Instruction (EBRI)
High School Equivalency (HiSET/GED)
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