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Infographic for Learning to Read: “The Simple View of Reading”. Read the brief for more information.

Learning to read consists of developing skills in two areas: accurate, fluent reading and comprehending the meaning of texts. Learning these skills does not come naturally. Both accurate word reading and text comprehension require careful, systematic instruction.

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Making Parents Partners Webcast

Reading Rockets

Watch this webcast to learn the benefits of getting parents involved in their child's school and academic development.


English Language Learners with Learning Disabilities Webcast

Reading Rockets

Watch a webcast, featuring bilingual speech language pathologist Dr. CÌÁrdenas-Hagan, that discusses effective assessment and instruction strategies for English language learners with learning disabilities, as well as ways to help encourage the active involvement of parents of ELLs with LD in their children's schools.


Reading 101: A Guide to Teaching Reading and Writing

Reading Rockets

Start the Reading Rockets online professional development module for phonological and phonemic awareness.


Tell Me a Story! Introduction to Workshops for Families

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This workshop introduces early childhood educators to the Tell Me a Story program. Tell Me a Story is a literary-based emotional expressiveness program designed to help preschoolers, their parents, and teachers discuss difficult emotions associated with challenging situations. The workshop includes preparation instructions, step-by-step directions to facilitate workshops, and follow-up activities.


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State of Dyslexia

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