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National Institute for Literacy (U.S.)

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Works: 266 works in 423 publications in 1 language and 22,458 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals  Conference papers and proceedings 
Classifications: LB1525, 372.4
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Shining stars : second & third graders learn to read : how parents can help their second & third graders learn to read by Elizabeth Goldman( Book )

12 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This guide begins with a story about the parents of twin kindergartners. The story models ways in which the parents of Mike and Chris help them learn to read, such as reading the newspaper together with them and asking them questions about the books they are reading. Included is another short story parents can read with their child, and a list of suggested questions parents might ask about the story as they read it together with their child. The questions could easily be adapted to almost any story parents would read with their children such as, "What do you think the main character in this story was feeling?" or "What do you think we can tell about this book by looking at the cover?" Meanings of new words from a story can also present opportunities for lively discussion with early readers, as can thinking of words that would rhyme or have opposite meanings. All of these are activities that could present parents with new ideas for spending creative, quality time while building their child's reading and vocabulary skills. The check list provided on the back page will help parents design creative activities for future reading sessions with their child. [This brochure is based on "A Child Becomes A Reader--Birth to Preschool," published by the National Institute for Literacy.]
Shining stars : preschoolers get ready to read( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parents are their child's first and most important teacher. This booklet introduces parents to techniques for helping their preschoolers learn to read. Included is a story about how one mother and father encourage their children to read, a sample reading activity, and a checklist for parents of preschoolers. This brochure is based on "A Child Becomes a Reader--Birth to Preschool" [ED481898] published by the National Institute for Literacy. [The Partnership for Reading, a project administered by the National Institute for Literacy, is a collaborative effort of the National Institute for Literacy, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the U.S. Department of Education, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.]
Put reading first : the research building blocks for teaching children to read : kindergarten through grade 3 by Bonnie B Armbruster( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The State of literacy in America : estimates at the local, state, and national levels( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This document presents synthesized estimates of the rates of level 1 literacy by congressional district in the 50 states and District of Columbia. The estimates are extrapolations of the National Adult Literacy Survey (NALS) that were based on the findings of approximately 26,000 interviews. The document begins with an introduction containing the following: overview of the NALS; examination of what it means to be literate in the 1990s; definition of level 1 literacy (ability to perform many tasks involving simple texts and documents but difficulty using certain reading, writing, and computational skills considered necessary for functioning in everyday life); and discussion of the impact of low literacy. Presented next are answers to 12 frequently asked questions about synthetic estimates of adult literacy proficiency. The remainder of the document consists of bar graphs and maps detailing the rates of level 1 literacy by state, congressional district, county, and municipality. A total of 119 figures/tables/maps are included throughout the document. Appended is a paper, "Synthetic Estimates of Literacy Proficiency for Small Census Areas" (Stephen Reder), that describes the extrapolation techniques, which are said to be relatively accurate for individual localities with at least 10,000 inhabitants. (MN)
Research-based principles for adult basic education reading instruction by John Kruidenier( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report presents results from an analysis of the adult basic education (abe) reading instruction research base, focusing on principles derived from the research and a future research agenda. After an introduction, Chapter 2 presents methods used to select and evaluate research related to abe reading instruction. Chapter 3 serves as an index to the abe and k-12 reading instruction research findings that appear in Chapters 4-9. Chapters 4-8 focus on these major aspects of reading instruction: assessing students to describe their reading "profiles" or overall reading ability; alphabetics instruction; fluency instruction; vocabulary instruction; and reading comprehension. Computer technology is covered in Chapter 9. Each chapter presents these items: (1) a description of the major aspect of reading covered, including a definition and rationale and, when appropriate, assessment; (2) major questions related to abe reading instruction associated with specific topics of interest to abe practitioners; (3) answers to questions in the form of emerging principles or trends when research addressed the questions; (4) summary of the research related to each principle or trend; and (5) ideas (and comments) for abe reading instruction derived from k-12 reading instruction research. Chapter 10 summarizes important findings and presents an agenda for future research. Appendixes include 25 background references and 71 study references. (Ylb)
Put reading first : helping your child learn to read : a parent guide : preschool through grade 3( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A national plan for research and development in adult education and literacy by Information Meeting on Correctional Education and Literacy( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disability & literacy : how disability issues are addressed in adult basic education programs : findings of a national focus group by National Institute for Literacy (U.S.)( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A national focus group with 25 participants explored the current state of services for persons with disabilities in adult basic education (abe) and how the abe and disability communities could work together to create better service models. It found many states are doing little in this area. Six key findings were as follows: state abe programs are increasingly aware that a large subset of the population they serve have disabilities that can affect how literacy skills are gained; many states and service programs do not feel their programs have the capacity to provide for needs of persons with disabilities (PWDs) and avoid the issue; state agencies do not clearly understand each others' responsibilities and roles in meeting needs of PWDs in their literacy programs; training for state and local administrators and service providers on the laws and instructional interventions related to disabilities is inadequate; meeting needs of persons with learning disabilities is perceived to be more problematic than meeting access needs of persons with physical disabilities; and the current level of disability services in adult literacy programs varies greatly by state. Five steps toward solutions were offered: gain a real picture of what is happening in all states; create ongoing working groups at the state and national levels focused on these issues; develop partnerships to expand resources available for literacy services; work towards developing a means to better identify disabilities; and provide input into state and federal legislation. (Appendixes include a list of participants, federal policy statement, state initiatives, and participant comments.) (Ylb)
Reading, know what works( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based directly on the findings from the National Research Council's report "Preventing Reading Difficulties in Young Children," this guide offers a "checklist" that will help teachers and principals recognize at a glance the key characteristics of quality reading programs identified in the research. The guide does not describe any single way to teach a child to read. It is divided into six parts: Understanding Reading Instruction; Reading Readiness; Beginning Readers; Intermediate Readers; Children with Special Needs; and Grade-by-Grade Accomplishments. The first 5 sections are not broken down by grade level. In the early grades, all children learn to read at different speeds and how to deal with different challenges. The "accomplishments" listed in the last section are based on grade levels to give teachers and parents a sense of what they can reasonably expect children to do as they become more skillful readers. (Rs)
Equipped for the Future research report : building the framework, 1993-1997 by Juliet Merrifield( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A child becomes a reader : proven ideas from research for parents : kindergarten through grade 3 by Bonnie B Armbruster( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A child becomes a reader : kindergarten through grade 3 by Bonnie B Armbruster( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proven ideas from research for parents
What works : integrating basic skills training into welfare-to-work by Garrett Murphy( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study was conducted to determine what was happening in literacy programs as a result of the major welfare reform law passed in 1996, and whether basic skills instruction was part of the solution. A nationwide search for exemplary programs that are using basic skills instruction as a fundamental component of assisting welfare recipients in moving successfully into the work force was conducted, and the 84 programs identified were judged by a panel of specialists in welfare, adult education, and employment and training. The review panel selected eight programs as exemplary. Common characteristics found among the successful programs include the following: (1) focus on employment-related goals; (2) hands-on work experience; (3) collaboration with welfare agencies and other community organizations; (4) early intervention and personal attention in addressing problems; and (5) commitment to continuous staff development. The study concluded that states can integrate and are currently integrating basic skills instruction into their welfare-to-work activities, and that more such programs are likely to be added beginning in 1999, because states will have greater latitude in combining education, training, and work for every welfare recipient counted toward work requirements. (The report contains the following: profiles of the 8 exemplary programs; a glossary of 15 key terms; contact information for the programs; 28 recommended resources, including organizations and publications; and a program nomination form and evaluation forms.) (Kc)
English literacy and civics education for adult learners : special policy update by Michelle Tolbert( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report summarizes the federal legislation authorizing the English Literacy and Civics Education (el/ce) initiative, discusses the background of English literacy and civics education in the United States, and describes the adult English language learner population today. In addition, the report also reviews the current status of the el/ce initiative, highlighting promising practices of the el/ce demonstration projects now underway. Section headings include the following: "Overview"; "Federal Legislation"; "English Literacy Instruction and Civics Education in the United States"; "Instructional Approaches Used With the Adult English Language Learner Population"; "Profiles of the English Literacy and Civics Education Demonstration Projects" (which includes subheadings on the purpose of the projects, partnerships, needs assessment, approaches, curriculum, assessment tools, professional development, and products); "English Literacy and Civics Education Demonstration Project Information"; and "Recommended Resources." (Adjunct eric Clearinghouse for esl Literacy Education) (kft)
A child becomes a reader : birth through preschool by Bonnie B Armbruster( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading, know what works( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Review of adult education programs and their effectiveness : a background paper for reauthorization of the Adult Education Act by Mary T Moore( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Put reading first : the research building blocks of reading instruction : kindergarten through grade 3 by Bonnie B Armbruster( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What content-area teachers should know about adolescent literacy by National institute for literacy (États-Unis)( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report summarizes some of the current literature on adolescent literacy research and practice. It is not a research synthesis or a literature review; such an effort is well beyond the scope of this document. Rather the report suggests some methods of building adolescent reading and writing skills in the classroom. To the extent possible, recommendations are evidence-based. There is little published literature on the effectiveness of instructional approaches or programs for adolescents, and the results from some new effectiveness research, now in press, were not available during the development of this report. With the limited research base available, research on other groups such as younger readers, dyslexic readers, and adult beginning readers have informed the recommendations made in this document. Extrapolating from this research does not negate the need or import of research investigating the effectiveness of instructional approaches or programs for adolescent, but rather provides useful guidance that can inform what instructors do today. The goal of this report is to help address middle and high school classroom teachers’, administrators’, and parents’ immediate need for basic information about how to build adolescents’ reading and writing skills. Table of contents: * Introduction Key literacy components * Decoding (What do good readers do? What challenges do adolescent readers face regarding decoding? How can instruction help adolescent students with decoding? What do we still need to know?) * Morphology (What do good readers do? What challenges do adolescent readers face with morphology? How can instruction help adolescent students with morphology? What do we still need to know?) * Fluency (What do good readers do? What challenges do adolescent readers face with fluency? How can instruction help adolescent students read fluently? What do we still need to know?) * Vocabulary (What skills do good readers have? What challenges do adolescent readers face with vocabulary? How can instruction help adolescent students with vocabulary? What do we still need to know?) * Text Comprehension (What do good readers do? What challenges do adolescent readers face with text comprehension? How can instruction help adolescent students with text comprehension? What do we still need to know?) Supporting literacy development through assessment, writing, and motivational strategies * Reading Assessment (Summative assessments. Formative assessments. Diagnostic assessments. What do we still need to know?) * Writing (What do good writers do? What challenges do adolescent readers face with writing? How can instruction help adolescent students with writing what do we still need to know?) * Motivation (What do motivated readers do? What challenges do adolescent readers face with motivation? How can instruction help adolescent students with motivation? What do we still need to know?) * The Needs of Diverse Learners * Conclusion * References * Additional References * Appendix A – Think Alouds * Appendix B – Graphic and semantic organizers * Appendix C – Explicit comprehension strategy instruction * Appendix D – Reciprocal teaching * Appendix E – Word map * Appendix F – The plan and write strategy * Appendix G – Summarization strategy
National Institute for Literacy by National Institute for Literacy (U.S.)( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Features several searchable databases, including the one found at www.literacydirectory.org., a searching directory of literacy and remedial programs nationwide
 
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What content-area teachers should know about adolescent literacy
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Institute for Literacy Washington, DC

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United States National Institute for Literacy

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