research-based practice

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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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Making the Change: One District’s Science of Reading Journey

Monday, July 17, 2023
Learn how Spencer Community School District's universal pivot to science-of-reading-aligned literacy instruction began, what the implementation process looked like, and how the shift has impacted educators, students, caregivers, and administrators.
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What Is the Science of Reading?

Tuesday, February 14, 2023
Find out why it’s important to have a common understanding of such a widely used term and take a closer look at the type of science in the science of reading.
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Teaching Sight Words as a Part of Comprehensive Reading Instruction

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
A look at what sight words are, why they are important to reading effortlessly, and how to teach them.
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What Makes a Literacy Practice Evidence-Based?

Tuesday, June 6, 2017
With what level of confidence can you say a given literacy instructional practice may work to help students in your school or district learn to read? It all depends on the available research and evidence for that practice.

Evidence-Based vs. Research-Based Interventions—Update

Monday, October 12, 2015
Learn the difference between evidence-based and research-based literacy interventions for students.