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Research Article of the Month: February 2024

Thursday, February 29, 2024
Erbeli et al. (2024) examine the optimal amount of phonemic awareness instruction for kindergarten through first-grade students.
A teacher interacts with students at their desks.

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.
ABCs for alphabet instruction with pictures of an Apple, a Baby, and a Cat

The ABCs of Alphabet Instruction

Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Things students should know about letters and why it is important that they know them for reading development.
Young student and researcher conducting reading assessment.

Research Brief: Predicting Dyslexia With Assessments of Foundational Reading Skills

Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Recap of a study about predicting students with reading disabilities, which is crucial to providing needed supports as early as possible.
Mother and son playing with letters blocks at a kitchen table during guided play

Supporting Your Children’s and Teens’ Home Learning: Engaging Preschool and Kindergarten-Aged children in Literacy-Focused Guided Play

Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Caregivers can implement three key elements to help grow literacy and pre-literacy skills.
Teacher giving Alphabetic Knowledge instruction to a small group of young and engaged students in a classroom

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.
Student practicing handwriting at home with pencil and paper

The Continued Importance of Handwriting Instruction

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Learning handwriting and practicing it in the home and at school helps early readers learn to recognize letters.