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Doing What Works

Dr. Don Deshler describes the characteristics of research-based, explicit, comprehension strategy instruction for adolescents, including modeling, scaffolding, and opportunities for practice in a variety of contexts.

Topic: Comprehension, Interventions, Reading Disabilities

Doing What Works

Principals and reading specialists are encouraged to use this tool to assess the status of their school's adolescent literacy intervention opportunities for the purpose of strengthening the school's approach.

Topic: Interventions

REL Southeast

This inforgraphic describes what variables school should consider when implementing early literacy interventions.

Topic: Beginning Reading, Interventions

The Center on Instruction

This toolkit provides activities and resources to assist practitioners in designing and delivering intensive interventions in reading and mathematics for K-12 students with significant learning difficulties and disabilities. It is based on the Center on Instruction's Intensive Interventions for Students Struggling in Reading and Mathematics: A Practice Guide.

Topic: Dyslexia, Interventions, Reading Disabilities

Doing What Works

Listen to Dr. Deshler explain why some adolescents struggle with reading and the need for reliable student assessments and qualified specialists to provide intensive and individualized interventions. He also discusses why schoolwide teacher collaboration across content areas is essential for improving outcomes for struggling readers.

Topic: Interventions, Reading Disabilities, Dyslexia

Tennessee Center for the Study and Treatment of Dyslexia

Read this handbook to learn how support students with dyslexia within an RTI or MTSS framework

Topic: Dyslexia, Interventions

The Center on Instruction

This practice brief provides schools, districts, and states with background knowledge about best practices for older students who struggle to read.

Topic: Dyslexia, Interventions, Reading Disabilities

The Center on Instruction

This module provides materials and support that link the available research to improved teacher practice in improving literacy skills of older students.

Topic: Dyslexia, Interventions, Reading Disabilities

Oregon Reading First Center

Read presentation slides summarizing ways to enhance phonological awareness instruction in core reading contexts.

Topic: Phonemic Awareness, Interventions, Assessments


This module, the second in a series of three, discusses implementing an evidence-based practice or program with fidelity (est. completion time: 1 hour).

Topic: Evidence-based, Interventions