Reading Skills for Today’s Adults is an online collection of leveled readings. It’s a well-known resource in adult education, but what some don’t know is that a group of teachers worked collaboratively to build engaging instructional supplements to add to the existing library. Join this session to explore these great resources for reading instruction that can be used in the classroom and for independent learning.


    This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • ABE English language arts teachers and tutors of all levels
  • Instructors of intermediate and advanced English learners

You may have heard of Reading Skills for Today’s Adults (and if you haven’t, even better!). It’s a wonderful collection of leveled readings that are written with adults in mind. That means that these stories cover topics relevant to adult life like “What the GED Means to Me” and “Raising a Good Reader,” among others. 

During this session, we’ll look at all of the resources associated with Reading Skills for Today’s Adults (RSTA), including what’s available on their site, like activity supplements, passages, and placement information, and what the folks at CrowdED Learning have developed with adult educators, including Instructor Resources and an app for independent learning. 

Along the way, we will  explore some effective strategies for reading instruction and brainstorm how we might leverage these resources in evidence-based practice. This session will be interactive, and by way of sharing ideas together, everyone will come away with new tools and approaches to use in the classroom.

You will receive 1.5 PD hours in LACES upon completion of this session.

Please note: You cannot access this session from the SABES website. You will receive an email from Zoe Reinecke of the ELA PD Center 1–2 days before the session with instructions on how to access the Zoom session. 

For more information, please contact Zoe Reinecke at zoe_reinecke@worlded.org

    Learning Objectives

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

  • Locate the Reading Skills for Today’s Adult resources, including those on the website itself and those that were generated via CrowdED Learning
  • Make connections between evidence-based reading instruction and how the resources can support such instruction
  • Use the RSTA resource in the classroom to support reading instruction
Presenter(s) / Facilitator(s)
03/06/2024 - 1:00 pm to 03/06/2024 - 2:30 pm

United States

PD Center
SABES English Language Arts Curriculum & Instruction PD Center
Topic Area
EBRI (Evidence-Based Reading Instruction)
ESOL/English Learners
STAR (STudent Achievement in Reading)