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Celebrating Black History Month Through Literacy
Posted: 02/15/2024 - 12:41pm

In this month’s newsletter, we’re celebrating Black History Month with a collection of resources that explore diversity considerations in literacy instruction and celebrate Black history and culture. We encourage you to look for opportunities to include these resources throughout the year and across your curriculum!

Spotlight on Vocab
Posted: 01/25/2024 - 12:45pm

This New Year, get back to basics with a refresher on the 5 Big Ideas of Beginning Reading. This month we’re highlighting vocabulary.

Nov Family Engagement
Posted: 11/20/2023 - 2:51pm

Family Engagement Month is an annual event aimed to further promote and implement effective family engagement.

Posted: 11/20/2023 - 2:41pm

Check out how NCIL’s products are being used in the media to help explain concepts related to literacy.

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month
Posted: 10/02/2023 - 10:29am

Dyslexia awareness month is an annual event aimed to further understanding of dyslexia.

MTSS-R Guide
Posted: 09/21/2023 - 1:06pm

NCIL’s brand new MTSS-R Implementation Guide is a step-by-step guide to implementing multi-tiered systems of support in reading (MTSS-R). Check it out!

Posted: 09/15/2023 - 2:39pm

Help us by completing a survey about your use of reading instruction and intervention practices in tiered systems. We expect this survey will take you approximately 20-30 minutes to complete.

Posted: 09/01/2023 - 11:10am

Register now for the next Reading the Room webinar series! Join us for a discussion about how to implement and strengthen your Multi-tiered Systems of Support for Reading (MTSS-R). Date & Time: Sep 28, 2023 11:00 AM PST

Back to School
Posted: 08/30/2023 - 10:18am

Fall is on its way and it’s time for the school year to begin! In this month’s newsletter we’re featuring helpful tips, articles, and other resources for teachers and families to help you get ready for the school year.

Posted: 07/28/2023 - 10:48am

Find our latest Reading the Room Discussion Series, an offer for a free overview of NCIL products, examples of how to use them, and more!

Posted: 06/21/2023 - 11:29am

This article includes a few simple strategies and resources parents can use to help prevent the summer slide in reading and ensure their children continue developing their literacy skills throughout the summer months.

Evidence from 40 Years of Research: Intervention for Students with or at Risk for Dyslexia
Posted: 05/25/2023 - 4:33pm

Register now for the next Reading the Room webinar series! Join us for a discussion about the findings of a recent meta-analysis involving studies conducted over the last four decades that aimed to improve reading outcomes for Grade K-5 students with or at risk for dyslexia. Date & Time: Jun 22, 2023 12:00 PM PST

increasing the intensity of reading instruction
Posted: 05/10/2023 - 11:57am

This newsletter provides information and resources for increasing the intensity of reading instruction for students who are not making desired progress toward their goals.

March is National Reading Month
Posted: 03/28/2023 - 5:41pm

This month, we’re sharing information about our resources for families and educators, and how you can use these resources to increase awareness and use of evidence-based literacy instruction in your school and community. 

 The State of the Science of Reading for Supporting Students with Reading Disabilities
Posted: 03/09/2023 - 2:42pm

Register now for our next Reading the Room webinar on the state of the science of reading for supporting students with reading disabilities. Date: March 31st at 10:00 AM Eastern

Celebrating and Learning About Black History and Culture
Posted: 02/23/2023 - 1:00pm

In this month’s newsletter, we’re celebrating Black History Month with a collection of resources that explore diversity considerations in literacy instruction and celebrate Black history and culture. We encourage you to look for opportunities to include these resources throughout the year and across your curriculum!

Posted: 01/27/2023 - 12:52pm

Check out our new resources for families, schools, and state leaders! This month, we’re excited to share a brand new Toolkit, infographics, and more!!

Happy Holidays from NCIL
Posted: 12/16/2022 - 10:54am


Check out our new resources and activities for winter break!

Family Engagement Month
Posted: 11/17/2022 - 11:12am

Learn about NCIL's resources for promoting family engagement in this month's newsletter.

Posted: 10/18/2022 - 12:04pm

In this article, we list five important things we want you to know about dyslexia.

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month
Posted: 09/29/2022 - 3:29pm

Dyslexia awareness month is an annual event aimed to further understanding of dyslexia.

Posted: 09/07/2022 - 10:54am

This month, we’re excited to share a new “Big 5 in Under 5” video focused on Phonics, Spanish versions of our most popular infographics, a new Science of Reading infographic, and more.

Register now for this webinar on using instructional coaching to implement and sustain evidence-based literacy instruction through the lens of Implementation Science. Date: Sep 13, 2022
Posted: 08/31/2022 - 9:39am

Register now for our next Reading the Room webinar on the use of instructional coaching to implement and sustain evidenced-base literacy instruction through the lens of Implementation Science. Date: September 13, 2022

Posted: 08/16/2022 - 12:35pm

This article provides a few highlights about what the Science of Reading IS and what it IS NOT, to get even the most novice person started on their journey in understanding how children learn to read.

Big 5 in 5
Posted: 07/20/2022 - 9:20am

Check out our new resources for families, schools, and state leaders!

Posted: 05/24/2022 - 1:34pm

In this article, we look at why summer reading is important and how you can do it well.

Posted: 05/24/2022 - 1:30pm


Check out our new resources for families, schools, and state leaders!

Posted: 03/17/2022 - 12:27pm

In this article, we look at three common mistakes schools make when providing reading instruction.

Black History Month
Posted: 03/09/2022 - 4:22pm

In this month’s newsletter, we’re celebrating Black History Month.

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month
Posted: 09/28/2021 - 3:13pm

Dyslexia awareness month is an annual event aimed to further understanding of dyslexia.

Issue 4 Cover
Posted: 03/08/2021 - 12:56pm

Check out our original comic series, starring Kayla, a girl with dyslexia. We recently added Issue #4!

Issue 3.5 Cover
Posted: 01/11/2021 - 4:10pm

Check out our original comic series, starring Kayla, a girl with dyslexia. We recently added Issue #3.5!

Posted: 01/08/2021 - 2:48pm

Listen to this podcast from Military Child Education Coalition and Dr. Sarah Sayko, Deputy Director of the National Center on Improving Literacy, on improving reading outcomes for children with dyslexia and other literacy-related disabilities.

Posted: 12/17/2020 - 5:11pm

The National Center on Improving Literacy has partnered with the Journal of Learning Disabilities to produce virtual abstracts for articles in a special series on improving outcomes for students with learning disabilities.

Julianne Masser
Posted: 11/05/2020 - 4:14pm

We caught up with Julianne Masser, Ph.D., who was diagnosed with dyslexia in the 1st grade, and she is still succeeding with Dyslexia!

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month
Posted: 09/28/2020 - 2:46pm

Dyslexia awareness month is an annual event aimed to further understanding of dyslexia.

Kids at Computer
Posted: 08/03/2020 - 3:12pm

Checkout our new Implementation Toolkit that helps schools and families join efforts to support children’s literacy growth in remote or blended learning environments.

Posted: 03/12/2020 - 4:10pm

We've gathered some resources and activities you can do when your child is unable to attend school.

Class Reading
Posted: 03/02/2020 - 1:40pm

Explore this new Implementation Toolkit that helps parents and educators learn about dyslexia and how to support the literacy development of students with dyslexia.

Issue 3 Cover
Posted: 03/02/2020 - 1:30pm

Check out our original comic series, starring Kayla, a girl with dyslexia. We recently added Issue #3!

Posted: 11/07/2019 - 6:05pm

What's New in November? Read about the exciting new tools and resources we recently published.

Julianne Masser
Posted: 09/30/2019 - 7:44pm

Meet Julianne Masser, a Ph.D. student in the School Psychology program at the University of Oregon, who was diagnosed with dyslexia in the 1st grade.

State of Dyslexia
Posted: 09/30/2019 - 6:52pm

Does your state have dyslexia legislation?

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month
Posted: 09/30/2019 - 2:59pm

Dyslexia awareness month is an annual event aimed to further understanding of dyslexia.

Podclassed Logo
Posted: 09/19/2019 - 1:12pm

NCIL’s Deputy Director, Sarah Sayko, discusses tools for research-based literacy in schools in this episode of PodClassed.

White Paper Cover Page
Posted: 03/02/2019 - 11:38pm

NCIL’s researchers, in partnership with experts from our Dyslexia Work Group, have authored a new paper to provide an overview and some insight into what is known about screening for dyslexia.

PaTTANpod Logo
Posted: 01/23/2019 - 3:00pm

NCIL staff member Dr. Scott Baker was recently interviewed by Dawn Durham of the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN). Listen to this short podcast to learn more about NCIL’s mission, tools, and resources!

ReadingShire Campout
Posted: 12/19/2018 - 10:53am

ReadingShire Campout was built by NCIL literacy experts with instructional design expertise. It includes 2 mini-games that have children identifying letter sounds to improve their phonemic awareness and alphabetic knowledge.

Class of Students with Teacher
Posted: 12/19/2018 - 10:43am

NCIL staff and expert coaches are working in several states to provide intensive technical assistance and professional development focused on students with or at risk for literacy-related disabilities, including dyslexia.

Posted: 11/30/2018 - 7:27pm

On October 1 and 2, 2018, NCIL hosted a meeting featuring experts in the fields of dyslexia research, advocacy, and instruction. The goal of the meeting was to obtain feedback to inform NCIL’s work specific to dyslexia for the upcoming years.

Posted: 09/19/2018 - 12:22pm

Dyslexia awareness month is an annual event aimed to further understanding of dyslexia. We have events scheduled and are releasing tools and featuring resources that aim to raise awareness and understanding of dyslexia all month.

Posted: 09/25/2017 - 9:35pm
Dyslexia awareness month is an annual event aimed to further understanding of dyslexia. We have events scheduled for each week of October and are releasing tools and featuring resources that aim to raise awareness and understanding of dyslexia all month.