I’m an educator looking to help my students
- Do you need research-based center activities to help students with and at risk for dyslexia to practice the reading and writing skills you have explicitly taught?
Researchers and teachers at the Florida Center for Reading Research created research-based student center activities to support students in developing knowledge/skills in the areas of alphabet knowledge, oral language, phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, spelling, and writing. The student center activities are ready to print/use with students in pre-kindergarten through fifth-grade classrooms.
- Do you not have access to a reading program or curriculum to provide systematic and explicit phonics and word reading instruction during whole class or small group instruction?
The University of Florida Literacy Institute created a toolbox that provides free access to lesson plans and lesson materials to help students develop early literacy skills.
Are you trying to learn more about the science of reading or learn how to translate the science of reading research into practice?
1.) What Works Clearinghouse created practice guides based on reviews of the
Elementary Practice Guides:
- Foundational Skills to Support Reading for Understanding in Kindergarten through 3rd Grade: https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/PracticeGuide/21
- Teaching Elementary Students to Become Effective Writers:
- Improving Reading Comprehension in Kindergarten through 3rd Grade: https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/PracticeGuide/14
Secondary Practice Guides:
- Providing Reading Interventions for Students in Grades 4-9: https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/PracticeGuide/29
- Teaching Secondary Students to Write Effectively: https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/PracticeGuide/22
2.) The Meadows Center for Educational Risk, a research center at the University of Texas at Austin, provides extensive resources to help educators translate research into practice and improve student outcomes. The resources include booklets, handouts, lesson plans, videos, and other practical materials that align with research-based findings.
3.) The IRIS Center, a national center dedicated to improving the educational outcomes of school-age children, created resources to support teachers in implementing evidence-based practices in the classroom.
- Collaborative Strategic Reading is an instructional routine to support reading comprehension skills: https://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/module/csr/
- A strategy for writing persuasive essays: https://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/module/pow/
- PALS is peer tutoring strategy for strengthening students’ reading skills https://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/module/pals26/
- Teaching vocabulary and comprehension in the secondary grades: https://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/module/sec-rdng/