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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.
Boy filling out a K-W-L chart with mother's help at home.

Supporting Your Children’s and Teens’ Home Learning: Using a K-W-L Chart to Activate Background Knowledge

Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Use this approach to build knowledge about a topic while reading a book at home.
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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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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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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.
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Effective Literacy Lesson: Making and Evaluating Predictions to Support Comprehension

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
An instructional sequence shows how to help students integrate new info with their mental representation of the text.
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Research Brief: Discussing a Vocabulary Graphic Organizer with an Online Partner May Help Students Learn Science Content

Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Students using the electronic organizer with online discussion showed a stronger path to increased science learning.
Child writing out a graphic organizer at a desk with his mother's help

What Am I Thinking?: During Reading Strategies

Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Asking questions is a great strategy for young readers to use before, during, and after reading to help monitor their comprehension.
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Forming Opinions

Tuesday, June 14, 2016
A review of an Iowa Reading Research Center tool that helps children form and express opinions about what they are reading.

Making Inferences

Thursday, April 28, 2016
An overview of the Iowa Reading Research Center's Making Inferences graphic organizer, a tool to help children organize their thoughts and make inferences.

Readers Ask Questions

Thursday, April 21, 2016