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Research Article of the Month: November 2023

Thursday, November 30, 2023
This meta-analysis by Rehfeld et al. (2022) uncovers the effects of phonemic awareness instruction for students suspected of having a reading disability.
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The Benefits of Poetry Reading

Monday, November 13, 2023
This guide provides a recommendation list of novels in verse for students in grades 5-12.
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Research Article of the Month: October 2023

Monday, October 30, 2023
We highlight the findings of the scientific review article “Reading Comprehension: Core Components and Processes.”
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Where Have All the Spelling Lists Gone?

Tuesday, October 24, 2023
Well-designed spelling lists can support your students’ literacy development. Despite how commonplace spell check and other writing tools have become, explicit spelling instruction is still an important practice.
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Breaking Assistive Technology Myths

Tuesday, October 17, 2023
Assistive technology can allow students to fully realize their academic potential, but there are many misconceptions about it. Let’s review some common myths about AT!
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IRRC Resources to Support Teachers Using FastBridge

Tuesday, September 12, 2023
The IRRC’s new eLearning module and instructional recommendations tool can support teachers as they make instructional decisions based on universal screening data.
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Getting Ready for a New School Year with Assistive Technology

Tuesday, August 22, 2023
Follow this four-step guide to successfully implement assistive technology into your children's toolbox.
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Introducing Our Caregivers Resource Hub

Thursday, August 17, 2023
The IRRC's Caregivers Resource Hub contains eLearning modules and resources families can use to support their children's literacy development.
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Coming Together to Support Children’s Literacy with Kareem Weaver

Tuesday, June 27, 2023
Educator and activist Kareem Weaver talks about the science of reading movement, the importance of collective action, and more.
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Reporting on Reading With Emily Hanford

Tuesday, June 6, 2023
The journalist discusses her background as an education correspondent, her hopes for the science of reading movement, and more.
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Explicit Vocabulary Instruction Using the POSSUM Approach

Wednesday, May 31, 2023
Teach students to use phonology, orthography, syntax, semantics, understanding, and morphology in the process of learning new vocabulary words.
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The Neuroscience of Reading With Dr. G. Reid Lyon

Thursday, May 25, 2023
Esteemed reading researcher Dr. G. Reid Lyon discusses key discoveries in reading research and how these discoveries can inform teaching today.
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Read It, Say It, Hear It, Write It: Instructional Routines That Engage the Four Language Skill Areas

Tuesday, May 16, 2023
It is vital that all literacy instructional routines include synthetic and analytic practice activities that engage all four language skill areas.
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Leveraging Your Local Library’s Literacy Resources

Tuesday, May 9, 2023
Make the most of your public library’s free resources to help support literacy learning in children and teens.
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The Importance of Evidence-Based Instruction With Dr. Timothy Shanahan

Tuesday, May 2, 2023
Literacy expert talks evidence-based instruction, the science of reading movement, and advice for current educators.