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Supporting Your Children’s and Teens’ Home Learning: Educational Video Programming and Literacy Learning

Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Three tips to keep in mind while watching TV as a home learning activity.
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Supporting Your Children’s and Teens’ Home Learning: Daily Book Study for Teens

Monday, April 20, 2020
Read a young adult novel with us and complete daily assignments to continue learning from home!
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Supporting Your Children's and Teens' Home Learning: Writing an Objective Summary

Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Teach and practice this high-leverage skill at home with the help of our resource.
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Supporting Your Children's and Teens' Home Learning: Retelling a Story Using a Graphic Organizer

Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Children can practice their comprehension skills using this approach and our included graphic organizer.
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Supporting Your Children's and Teens' Home Learning: Weekly Writing Prompts for Children

Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Have your children practice their writing skills at home with our writing prompts in English and Spanish!
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Supporting Your Children's and Teens' Home Learning: Selecting Texts for Standards-Aligned Practice

Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Three areas to consider when picking a text and a listing of websites with free texts to read.
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Effective Literacy Lesson: Improving Comprehension Through Story Mapping

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Teach middle school students to use a story map graphic organizer when reading a literary text.
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Technically Speaking: Understanding and Quantifying the Correlation of Two Reading Measures

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Correlation and its limitations are explained in easy-to-understand language.
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Research Brief: Decontextualized Alphabetic Knowledge Instruction Produces Positive Results

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Findings suggest a systematic approach to teaching this prerequisite skill for decoding and writing.
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Effective Literacy Lesson: Teaching Consonant Digraphs

Tuesday, January 14, 2020
This decoding skill helps students read, understand, and independently spell words.
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Research Brief: Does It Matter When Students Read the Items on a Comprehension Assessment?

Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Researchers examined the common approach of having students read the questions before the text on a comprehension test to see how it impacted student performance compared to reading the questions after the text.
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Using a Data-Driven Instructional Cycle to Improve Core Literacy Instruction in Middle School

Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Learn about an instructional cycle that also involves coaching and planning next steps as a team in our Q&A with Cedar Rapids Schools’ administrators.
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Technically Speaking: Why We Use Random Assignment in Reading Research

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Essential principles of study design lead to causal results showing effects on student outcomes.
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Technically Speaking: Why We Use Random Sampling in Reading Research

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Essential principles of study design lead to generalizable results for a wide reach of students.
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Effective Literacy Lesson: Understanding Compound Words Through Their Two Word Parts

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Teach students to read and understand a compound word by identifying the two words that make it.