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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

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, Adolescent Literacy

Maine Parent Federation and Main AIM Program

Watch a video that gives an overview of dyslexia and Accessible Instructional Materials to support children with dyslexia.

Topic: Dyslexia, Reading Disabilities

Tennessee Center for the Study and Treatment of Dyslexia

Read this infographic to learn potential accommodations for students with dyslexia.

Topic: Dyslexia, Reading Disabilities


This resource provides quick tips for accommodations and how they work.

Topic: Advocacy, Reading Disabilities


Active Listening is a key tool in school and in life. However, it is not taught in class and can be difficult to learn. Here are our tips and tricks to get started.

Topic: Advocacy, Dyslexia

Learning Disabilities Association of America

This article gives ideas for giving young children with learning disabilities opportunities to practice the skills they are taught. Ideas include playing games using newly learned letters and words; finding numbers, letters and words in everyday items; and games that provide practice with numbers, letters, words and concepts.

Topic: Phonics, Reading Disabilities, Beginning Reading

Reading is Fundamental

This Reading is Fundamental resource offers suggestions for play activities to help young children build language, thinking, and physical skills that they will use to develop early writing skills.

Topic: Writing, Language Development, Beginning Reading

IRIS Center

Don Deshler, Professor of Special Education and Director of the Center for Research on Learning at the University of Kansas, discusses some of the challenges related to addressing the reading needs of academically diverse students in content-area classes.

Topic: Reading Disabilities, Vocabulary, Comprehension

Council of the Great City Schools

This guide focuses on the instructional challenges posed by school closures. In particular, it presents district curriculum leaders and staff with an instructional framework and additional resources for addressing unfinished learning and learning losses, as well as a review of essential skills and content in English language arts and mathematics to support access to grade-level content in key grade transitions for all students.

Topic: Remote Learning, General Literacy

Reading Rockets

Read this tip sheet for activities to develop beginning writing skills.

Topic: Writing, Spanish

Doing What Works

Watch this multimedia overview to learn about five research-based, instructional practice recommendations for improving literacy levels in middle and high school.

Topic: Comprehension, Vocabulary, Adolescent Literacy

Doing What Works

For working with schools on a set of options that can be implemented at the school level for improving practice, including scheduling, professional development, policies, and so forth.

Topic: Professional Development, Interventions, Adolescent Literacy

Doing What Works

Use this template with districts to translate research-based recommendations into practical policies and activities.

Topic: Professional Development, Adolescent Literacy

Doing What Works

Use this template with state education agencies to facilitate conversations about setting a policy climate for improving practices at the district and state level.

Topic: Comprehension, Professional Development, Adolescent Literacy

The Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk

This guide is organized by commonly experienced challenges (e.g., lack of modeling) to teachers implementing evidence-based adolescent literacy practices with fidelity.

Topic: Evidence-based, Adolescent Literacy

The Center on Instruction

The purpose of this Adolescent Literacy Walk-Through for Principals (ALWP) is to help principals monitor and support adolescent literacy instruction in their schools more effectively.

Topic: Assessments, Adolescent Literacy

Oregon Reading First Center

This document includes resources for delivering structural analysis instruction for 2nd and 3rd grade students (including practice words and presentation slides).

Topic: Phonics

Parent Network of Western New York

These informational sheets include tips for communicating at a meeting and written communication and six skills to be an effective advocate in multiple languages.

Topic: Advocacy, Spanish

The Center for Parent Information & Resources

The Center for Parent Information and Resources offers this guide as a road map to help bring stakeholders together, suggests strategies to help them engage in dialogue, and discusses best practices to help them work together to benefit the local community.

Topic: Advocacy