Teachers are essential to the work of IEA by supporting IEA studies and investing in educational practice. As one of the publications aimed at #GivingBackToTeachers IEA is delighted to release the first volume, titled Putting PIRLS to Use in Classrooms Across the Globe: Evidence-Based Contributions for Teaching Reading Comprehension in a Multilingual Context, in a new open access book series Research for Educators. This new series provides scientific insights from IEA studies and practical suggestions for the classroom. More than a book, the first volume of the Research for Educators series is a classroom resource that teachers can use for teaching strategies and lesson plan ideas.
Putting PIRLS to Use in Classrooms Across the Globe was developed with Expertisecentrum Nederlands (Dutch Center for Language Education). The open-access book aims to bridge the gap between science and practice by providing evidence-based insights from PIRLS and transforming them into didactic guidelines on approaching reading comprehension in everyday practice for students.
The book is composed of two parts, detailing approaches for teaching better reading skills in the classroom. First, the book dives into an overview of literature insights in reading comprehension theory, including evidence-based didactic principles, practical tips, and example lessons based on PIRLS data. Second, the book is accompanied by additional resources, which include:
- An extended chapter that provides practical ideas for teaching reading comprehension to multilingual students using case studies of good practices from schools in five countries participating in PIRLS.
- A resource pack that provides PIRLS passages with instructions on classroom use, a scoring guide that accompanies questions related to the passages, and country data detailing item statistics.
IEA is proud to release Putting PIRLS to Use in Classrooms Across the Globe: Evidence-Based Contributions for Teaching Reading Comprehension in a Multilingual Context at an international online book release on Thursday, 2 June. The recording of the event is available to watch on YouTube.
For more information about the Research for Educators book series and its first volume, please read the press release.
To read the first volume in the series, follow the link below.