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Education Endowment Foundation

Shared reading is a great way to develop children's language and communication and to boost their reading skills. These tips help support children ages 5 to 7.

Topic: Comprehension


Talking to your child's teacher about dyslexia is important. Here are eight tips to help you have productive conversations.

Topic: Reading Disabilities, Dyslexia

Partnership for Reading

This booklet describes activities that parents can do with their children to improve reading skills at specific ages from birth through Preschool.

Topic: Phonemic Awareness, Language Development

Partnership for Reading

This booklet describes activities that parents can do with their children to improve reading skills at specific ages from kindergarten through third grade.

Topic: Beginning Reading

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

REL Southeast

This guide provides you with information on how to support families as they practice foundational reading skills at home.

Topic: Partnerships, Beginning Reading

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

Institute of Education Sciences

This guide provides information for kindergarten teachers on how to support families as they practice foundational reading skills at home. It is a companion to the What Works Clearinghouse Foundational Skills to Support Reading for Understanding in Kindergarten Through 3rd Grade.

Topic: Beginning Reading, General Literacy, Evidence-based

Council of Chief State School Officers

This is a course based on information and ideas shared when the CCSSO assembled state chiefs, reading experts, policy experts, and other stakeholder groups for an open dialogue on how state education agencies can improve reading skills for all students.

Topic: Legislation, Partnerships


This resource delves into the four concrete actions that state leaders can take to support state leaders as they continue to address the critical issue of improving reading skills for all students.

Topic: Legislation, Partnerships

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

REL Southeast

To assist you in helping families support literacy, the Georgia Department of Education partnered with the Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast to create a suite of grade-specific Teacher's Guides that certified teachers can use with families to encourage and facilitate literacy support for children at home.

Topic: Professional Development, Partnerships, Beginning Reading

REL West

This video walks viewers through a 3-step routine for teaching new vocabulary to young children that includes lots of opportunities to practice using the new word in different ways through repetition, images, sentence frames, and more. It can be adapted for at-home learning and to supplement family reading activities.

Topic: Remote Learning, Partnerships, Vocabulary

REL Southeast

The information in this Third Grade Teacher's Guide is designed to assist teachers in supporting out-of-school literacy activities that are aligned to classroom instruction, informed by student need, grounded in evidence-based practices, and facilitated by ongoing parent-teacher communication. The Teacher's Guide provides a framework for literacy support activities presented during schools' family literacy nights and parent-teacher conferences.

Topic: Beginning Reading, Partnerships

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, Language Development

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, Adolescent Literacy

EdResearch for Recovery

This brief is one in a series aimed at providing K-12 education decision makers and advocates with an evidence base to ground discussions about how to best serve students with disabilities during and following the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Topic: Remote Learning, Reading Disabilities

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, Adolescent Literacy