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Free Professional Development

We are offering a free, college-level reading skill difficulties course for educators.

Identifying & Remediating Reading Skill Difficulties in Adult Learners

This is a three hour college-level online course to teach strategies for identifying foundational reading skill difficulties in adult learners and how to quickly improve skills in phonemic awareness, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.  

By the end of this 5 unit course participants will understand: 
  • The basic components of teaching reading
  • How to diagnose the foundational skill difficulties
  • How processing skill difficulties impacts reading
  • How to diagnose and remediate decoding, comprehension, and fluency difficulties
  • How to design individualized interventions

Adult Educator Webinars
Join our upcoming webinar.

" Developing College and Career Readiness With Paired Reading"

DATE: Wednesday, November 29, 2017
TIME: 2:00 p.m. EST
High-interest, paired readings help ESOL learners develop their critical literacy and cross-cultural awareness while expanding their reading strategies-important elements of college and career readiness. 

Participants experience and explore the key steps in creating, preparing, and teaching paired reading lessons. Sample readings and lesson plans provided.


Revisit the webinar " Reading, Writing, and Relationships" presented by Carrie Colladay Stell. 

This webinar focuses on  how adult educators can read aloud selections from engaging fiction and informative non-fiction sources that deal with relationships, at the same time modeling how to apply critical thinking and reading skills.

Journal Articles on Reading

Read our past journal articles that focus on reading.
COABE Journal, Summer 2015
"Last Reader Standing: The Story of a Man Who Learned to Read at 54"
COABE Journal, Summer 2016 
"The Relationship Between Parents' Literacy Skills and Their Preschool Children's Emergent Literacy Skills"

Tell us what you think.  Rate these articles on the  COABE app.

COABE | Adult Educator Resources

The following reading resources can be found on our AER* website.
"Recommended Read-Aloud Selections, Writing Prompts, and Additional Activities" 

"Why, How, and What to Read Aloud to Adults"

"Reading, Writing, and Relationships - Recommended Read Alouds"
"More Than Twenty Questions To Ask While Reading" 
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