Institute 2015: Accelerating Learning in Reading


Sun, 05/24/2015 - Fri, 05/29/2015
Sun, 05/31/2015 - Fri, 06/05/2015

Institute 2015: Accelerating Learning in Reading took place from May 24 through May 29 and from May 31 through June 5 2015!  We had two incredible weeks of reading instruction that helped instructors teach students studying adult basic education, adult secondary education, and preparing for postsecondary education. 

We experienced outstanding sessions on evidence based reading instruction including giving diagnostic reading assessments, using assessment results to plan instruction, and teaching beginning readers using the Language Experience Approach.  


Institute 2015 Presentations and Handouts

Practicum Proposal form 

Best of Boone - Mary Ferrell

Flipped Classroom - Mary Ferrell

Language Experience - Mary Ferrell

LEA Interest Inventory - Mary Ferrell

LEA Template - Mary Ferrell

Author Tools - Mary Ferrell

Character Traits - Mary Ferrell 

Teaching the 4 Components of Reading 

Four Components Handout - Deborah Britton

Technology Tools for Struggling Students - The Browns

Jeff Goodman's Sessions

Getting the GIST - Steve Schmidt

Using the Gist - Steve Schmidt

Effective Reading Research 

Reading in My ASE Classroom - Anita Green

Graphic Organizers for Reading Strategies - Anita Green

Get the GIST - Anita Green

Reciprocal Teaching - Anita Green

Reciprocal Teaching Cards - Anita Green

The Interlopers - Anita Green

Reciprocal Teaching Word Problems - Anita Green

Math Answers - Anita Green

Institute Week 1 Slideshow

Institute Week 2 Slideshow


Institute 2015 Homework

Homework Packet

Adventures in Assessment Reading

An Urban Myth That Should Be True

Improving Adult Literacy Instruction

Making Skills Everyone's Business

Professional Learning Communities 1

Professional Learning Communities 2

Why Reading Matters