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Using Authentic Materials in ABE and ESL Programs: Research and Implications for Instructional Practice - a three-part conversation with Dr. Erik Jacobson
about what research has to say about the use of authentic materials and activities in the adult literacy classroom.
Dr. Jacobson is an Assistant Professor at Montclair State University in the Early Childhood, Elementary Education and Literacy Education Department.
Episode 1: The Value of Authentic Materials - What makes a teaching activity "authentic"
and what does use of authentic materials bring to your instruction?
Episode 2: The Research Basis - What does research say about using
authentic materials in instruction?
(9 minutes) Listen
Episode 3: Implications for Instructional Practice - How can you incorporate authentic materials
and activities into your instruction with adult basic education and English-language learners?
(11 minutes) Listen