Explore evidence-based reading instruction (EBRI) techniques for teaching general academic (Tier 2) vocabulary to adults at the ABE and ASE levels (GLE 4-12).
- ELA teachers and tutors of adult learners reading at the intermediate and secondary levels (GLE 4-12)
- Subject-matter teachers (e.g., social studies, science, workforce prep, etc.)
This professional development activity/course is designed for:
Knowledge of academic (Tier 2) vocabulary is critical for success on the HiSET/GED and in college and careers. Explore engaging and evidence-based approaches for selecting words, designing explicit instruction, providing meaningful practice, and assessing learning. Strategies and resources appropriate for remote and in-person classes will be shared.
Complete all phases to earn 3.5 PD hours:
- Explore: Attend a 2-hour Zoom session that introduces content and engages you in activities you can later use with students
- Practice: Implement one or more new instructional approaches with adult learners.
- Reflect and Extend: Attend a 1.5-hour Zoom session to debrief and reflect on the approaches, and to extend your professional knowledge.
Please Note: This course is not accessible from the SABES website. You will receive an email 1-2 days before the start date with instructions for accessing the course.
- Explain what Tier 2 words are and why they are an essential part of reading instruction for intermediate ABE and ASE students (GLE 4-12)
- Select appropriate Tier 2 words for instruction
- Implement key EBRI approaches for teaching Tier 2 vocabulary and assessing learning, in-person and remotely
- Access print and online resources
Upon completion of this professional development activity/course, you will be able to:
- Overview of EBRI (find and register) or STAR training
- Introduction to Diagnostic Assessments of Reading or Diagnostic Assessments of Reading (longer course that include administration of assessments) (find and register)