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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Watch a short video that describes effective practices for asking questions.

U.S. Office of Special Education Programs

This brief describes how to to use data-based decisionmaking to improve literacy for English learners in grades K-3.

The Center on Instruction

This document was prepared to assist literacy specialists and other technical assistance providers in their work with states to improve educational policy and practice in adolescent literacy.

Institute of Education Sciences

This guide describes how to provide instructional support for reading in a multi-tiered framework.

The PACER Center

Learn about tools to help your child with reading and writing.

Doing What Works

This organizer was used by a third-grade teacher to teach the compare and contrast nonfiction text structure. It includes filled-in student examples, sections for recording similarities and differences, and clue word comparisons. Watch the presentation Compare-Contrast Graphic Organizer: A Whale Is Not a Fish to see how this tool is used.

Doing What Works

Faith Giddens, curriculum planner and testing coordinator, describes how secondary school staff collaborates to design interventions based on assessment results, team reviews of student work, and data-driven success plans. View the sample material, Planning for Student Success.

National Institute for Literacy

This booklet shares family common goals about literacy for their children along with actions to take that match the goals.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Use this Screening passport to learn about the importance of developmental Screening and monitoring, and track and monitor developmental milestones with your doctor.

Reading Rockets

Read descriptions of specific activities that involve blending and segmenting sounds; includes activities for whole-class, small-group, and individual instructional contexts.