Submitted by David J. Rosen on May 8, 2017 - 9:20pm
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Reading and Writing Colleagues,
I want to call your attention to this new free publication by Amy Trawick based on the PIAAC conceptual framework, and with concrete, practical ideas for teaching reading.
This might be a good guide for a professional development reading group!
David J. Rosen
Literacy Guide By Amy R. Trawick
Teaching reading is not easy. In the 21st century, reading requires us to navigate diverse text formats, written for varied purposes and presented in myriad media. We read for idiosyncratic reasons and in highly individualized situations, at home, in the community, and at work. The PIAAC conceptual framework for the literacy assessment addresses the multifaceted nature of reading.This guide introduces adult educators to aspects of PIAAC’s work that might inform reading instruction for adults. Drawing from the framework’s grounding in a use-oriented conception of competency and a view of proficiency as a continuum, this guide introduces a contextualized approach to curriculum development that supports adult learners in building skills for literacy use in ways that prepare them to exercise agency in the complex personal, social, political, and economic spheres of adult life in the United States. Classroom examples are included. Check out the full guide HERE.