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Research Article of the Month: May 2024

Tuesday, May 28, 2024
We explore the findings of Silverman et al. (2020) as they examine the effects of explicit language comprehension on various language and literacy outcomes.
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Strategies for Effective Tier 1 Grouping and Differentiation

Tuesday, May 21, 2024
When teachers use data to guide instructional grouping, students can receive targeted, differentiated instruction that meets their needs.
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Iowa Department of Education, University of Iowa Announce New Iowa Reading Research Center Director

Wednesday, May 15, 2024
Dr. Shawn Datchuk's leadership and expertise will help the IRRC advance its mission of improving children’s reading proficiency in Iowa.
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Staff Picks: Book-to-Movie Adaptations

Friday, May 10, 2024
Our staff at the Iowa Reading Research Center has compiled a list of our favorite books that have been adapted into movies, including novels, chapter books, and picture books.
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Speaking of Podcasts: Four SLP and Literacy-Based Podcasts Worth a Listen

Tuesday, May 7, 2024
The IRRC’s assistive technology coordinators discuss some of their favorite podcasts on the intersection of speech, language, and literacy.
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Research Article of the Month: April 2024

Monday, April 29, 2024
Training in self-regulation has been shown to improve strategy use and reading comprehension outcomes. Denton et al. (2021) examine the feasibility of a reading intervention with a strong self-regulation component.
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Intensification of Instruction to Maximize Instructional Time and Practice Opportunities

Monday, April 15, 2024
Efficient use of tiered instruction is essential to maximize intervention time and give students the additional practice opportunities they need to reach mastery.
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Cacini, Schloss, and Smithgall Recognized for Their Work as IRRC Student Employees

Friday, April 12, 2024
The University of Iowa recognizes students for their work on campus every spring during Student Employee Appreciation Week.
Students in a classroom take notes at their desk.

Accommodating Note-Taking

Tuesday, April 9, 2024
Four examples of note-taking accommodations that can benefit students with language-based learning disabilities.
A teacher and four students sit around a table

Rethinking How We Teach Literacy in Tier 1: Targeted, Small-Group Instruction

Friday, April 5, 2024
Targeted, small-group instruction supports all students, including struggling readers and students who have already met or exceeded expectations.