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Adult Education Dictionary: Teaching Method/Technique

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Curricular Integration   A series of strategies used to connect the content of one or more academic and CTE courses so that what is learned in one discipline is combined with...  
Differentiated Instruction   An instructional approach in which the teacher adapts the content, process, and product of lessons to match each student's readiness, learning style,...  
Digraph   A diagraph is a group of two letters that express one sound. An example is sh....  
Direct-Interactive Teaching Model   A direct teaching approach that typically follows a cycle that includes: checking previous work, presenting new material, student practice with new material,...  
Distance Education / Learning   A delivery mechanism which utilizes various technologies to provide educational opportunities to students who are not physically "on site" in a traditional...  
Dual Enrollment   A strategy whereby high school or adult education students enroll in college courses while still enrolled in high school or adult school. Courses may...  
Duet Reading   A tutor and a learner read together. This gives the learner practice in fluency....  
Echo Reading   A tutor reads first and then the learner reads the same item....  
Effective Practice   Organizational, administrative, instructional, or support activities engaged in by programs that have been validated by research and literature sources...  
Electronic Community of Practice (e-CoP)  Electronic Community of Practice is an initiative of the California Adult Literacy Professional Development Project (CALPRO). The mission of e-CoP is...  
English as a Second Language (ESL)  Adult education for adults whose inability to understand, speak, read, or write the English language constitutes a substantial impairment of their ability...  
ESL-Citizenship (ESL-Cit)  ESL-Citizenship is one component of a federally funded EL Civics program. ESL-Cit connects language and literacy to the lives of learners, prepares them...  
Evidence-Based Reading Instruction   A particular program or collection of instructional practices that has a tested and proven record of success. That is, there is reliable, trustworthy,...  
Experiential Education   Education that stresses hands-on experience, via field trips, internships, or activity-oriented projects, in contrast to traditional classroom learning...  
Experimental Research   Experimental reading instruction research includes studies that (1) objectively compare groups of learners receiving different forms of reading instruction...  
Facilitator   A role for classroom teachers that allows students to take a more active role in learning. Teachers assist students in making connections between classroom...  
Flipped Classroom   The flipped classroom is a pedagogical model in which the typical lecture and homework elements of a course are reversed. The notion of a flipped classroom...  
Fluency   Fluency in reading is the ability to read with speed and ease. When readers are fluent, they read accurately, without making mistakes in pronunciation,...  
Grapheme   Letters or groups of letters in an alphabet used to represents the phonemes (basic sounds) in a language...  
Guided Oral Reading   An instructional technique where students read text aloud and an instructor or helper (such as a peer tutor) provides feedback on the students reading...  
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