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ERIC Number: EJ836261
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-1934-2322
STAR: An Adult Education Teacher's Journey with Evidence-Based Reading Instruction
Robertson, Lisa
Adult Basic Education and Literacy Journal, v1 n3 p157-160 Fall 2007
In this article, the author shares her journey with evidence-based reading instruction. Her experience with evidence-based reading instruction (as the adult basic education coordinator at Windham Adult Education in Windham, Maine) has been a journey of change both professionally and programmatically, and the students at Windham Adult Education are reaping the benefits. Her journey began when she participated in a pilot project of the STudent Achievement in Reading (STAR) program. The STAR program was developed through the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE). STAR includes a toolkit and a training package. Both focus on the use of evidence-based instruction to improve the reading skills of intermediate level adult basic education students. STAR offers a three-tiered intervention that addresses: (1) How teachers teach reading; (2) How local programs implement structures and use resources to support evidence-based reading instruction; and (3) How states help sustain those local changes. STAR identifies four major components of adult reading instruction: (1) alphabetics; (2) vocabulary; (3) fluency; and (4) comprehension. It also includes effective teaching practices for each component. (Contains 2 figures and 5 resources.)
Commission on Adult Basic Education and ProLiteracy America. 1320 Jamesville Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13210. Tel: 315-422-9121; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Basic Education; Adult Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California; Connecticut; Illinois; Maine; Ohio; South Dakota