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The 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

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

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: Comprehension, Vocabulary, Professional Development

Doing What Works

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

Topic: Comprehension, Professional Development

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

Meadows Center

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

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

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