Teaching Methods to Promote Reading Skills in Adults


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The following statement best describes which area in reading skills:

'We use phonemes and graphemes to form words'.

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1. _____is being able to read quickly while understanding the meaning of what you are reading.

2. Alphabetics is important for learning _____ because learners can sound out the word to make a connection with the meaning.

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

Reading is a skill many of us take for granted, but for up to 14 percent of adults, text on a page is impossible to interpret, and many more struggle to understand what they read. The questions on this quiz and worksheet will check your knowledge of the five basic reading instruction areas identified by the National Reading Association.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Among the topics addressed in quiz and worksheet, you will find questions related to:

  • Sound recognition in reading
  • Role of feedback
  • Strategies to improve understanding
  • Differences between knowledge of spoken versus written language in adult reading students

Skills Practiced

Answering the quiz and worksheet questions will give you an opportunity to practice skills such as:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about the five different areas of reading instruction
  • Defining key concepts - ensure you can accurately define important words relevant to adult reading instruction strategies
  • Making connections- use your understanding of the challenges adult literacy students face to answer questions about strategies that improve their success
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the specific areas of reading instruction and interpret the application of those strategies to actual instruction

Additional Learning

In the lesson, Teaching Methods to Promote Reading Skills in Adults, you can develop a solid understanding of the subject. After the lesson, you will:

  • Know which teaching methods can address the specific challenges adult non-readers face
  • Understand how speed and accuracy can be improved, and why they are important
  • Recognize how connections with a text influence understanding
  • Identify tools teachers can use to help them assess and modify their instruction
  • Analyze how word knowledge can be enhanced, and how it can improve literacy