Evidence-based Reading Instruction: Tales of Resilience
Posted on 10/25/2012
Are you looking for accessible, multi-level, relevant literacy materials to use in your adult classrooms that also support evidence-based reading instruction (EBRI (www)) practices?
The Change Agent (www), published in March and September, uses a wide variety of mediums, including poetry, short narratives, interviews, cartoons, illustrations, and photos all developed to interest and challenge adult learners and support practices. Teachers can access lesson plans and discussion questions that engage students and provide an important forum for critical thinking, sharing, and achieving understanding across diverse experiences.
This year, the September issue of The Change Agent focuses on "Tales of Resilience." With these inspiring and authentic stories, poems and other narratives, adult learners share their real-life experiences of facing life's challenges and meeting them head-on. Included are stories about how individuals, neighborhoods, and whole communities have been able to respond to challenges and create change.
The materials provided in The Change Agent support Evidence-based Reading Instruction by providing:
- Relevant and accessible reading materials with audio support
- Basic skill development within a themed context and at different levels
- Lesson plans and strategies that tap into prior knowledge, encourage discussion and critical thinking and utilize research-proven practices
- Extended learning suggestions
- Strategies for integrating EBRI practices into the classroom
The mission of The Change Agent is to provide a low-cost teaching resource that inspires and enables adult educators and learners to make civic participation and social justice part of their teaching and learning and is published by the New England Literacy Resource Center at World Education.
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