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Doing What Works

In this interview, Dr. Curtis describes what good vocabulary instruction would look like in a classroom. She addresses the need for explicit instruction and multiple practice opportunities in a variety of contexts.

Topic: Vocabulary

Joint Legislative Committee on Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review (PEER)

This report describes findings from an evaluation of Mississippi's dyslexia pilot programs.

Topic: Dyslexia

The Center on Instruction

This guide provides detailed recommendations for implementing an assessment system from practical experiences in helping many school leaders implement successful plans.

Topic: Assessments, Screening

National Center for Learning Disabilities

This guide provides an overview of the basic components of RTI, includes questions parents may want to ask their child's school regarding how they can get involved in the RTI process, and addresses the relation of RTI to the special education process.

Topic: Identification, Interventions, Advocacy

Doing What Works

Dr. Nell Duke describes the "gradual release of responsibility" instructional approach to reading instruction, which involves explicit modeling and opportunities for guided practice leading to students' independent use of a particular skill or strategy.

Topic: Comprehension

Texas Partners Resource Network

Read a fact sheet that discusses effective reading instruction and how educators develop and implement effective instruction.

Topic: Beginning Reading, Language Development

Doing What Works

A preschool teacher discusses how she plans early literacy and language instruction, extends learning through teachable moments, and monitors student learning using a thematic unit on oceans.

Topic: Beginning Reading

The Center on Instruction

This document was prepared to assist literacy specialists in the national Regional Comprehensive Center network as they work with states to improve educational policy and practice in the area of adolescent literacy.

Topic: Comprehension, Vocabulary

Doing What Works

A reading intervention teacher, uses this vocabulary chart to provide secondary students with a structure for learning word meaning. Watch the presentation in the "See How" section of the "Intensive Intervention" collection, High School Academic Literacy Intervention Class, to see her classroom in action.

Topic: Vocabulary, Interventions, Reading Disabilities, Dyslexia

Doing What Works

A school teacher uses this template designed by Jim Burke to help students who struggle with reading get organized, motivated, and set weekly academic goals. Learn more about her approach in the presentation, High School Academic Literacy Intervention Class.

Topic: Interventions, Reading Disabilities, Dyslexia

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