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Doing What Works

This PowerPoint presentation shows how administrators use evaluation data to identify needed changes and plan professional development. The approach is discussed in the Using Evaluation Data to Improve Teaching audio interview.

Topic: Phonological Awareness, Professional Development

Doing What Works

Listen to how a program director called on external evaluators to help staff interpret and use data to support children's learning. Follow along with Using Evaluation Data to Improve Instruction as you listen.

Topic: Phonological Awareness, Professional Development

National Center on Intensive Intervention

Complete this training module to learn how to implement a response to intervention (RTI) framework.

Topic: Evidence-based, Interventions

The Center on Instruction

This guide assists K-3 teachers in using the Instructional Routines within the Empowering Teachers section of the Florida Center for Reading Research website. The guide describes the Instructional Routines (IRs) and how teachers can use them to differentiate reading instruction in small groups.

Topic: Comprehension, Phonemic Awareness, Phonics

Doing What Works

In this astronomy lesson, a secondary teacher uses a two-column metacognitive reading log to help students organize their questions and observations. Listen to how she evaluates student learning through log entries, pair-share worksheets, and self-reflections. View the related sample material, Reflective Science Reading Logs and Evaluation Rubric.

Topic: Comprehension

Doing What Works

A third/fourth-grade teacher describes how she uses discussion cards to engage students during guided reading groups. Students reflect on their reading, make notes, and work in small groups and pairs to share their thinking about their reading. View the related sample material, Teacher and Student Literature Discussion Cards.

Topic: Comprehension

The Center on Instruction

This guide was produced for technical assistance providers and others who work with state education leaders to improve reading achievement among elementary school students. It describes a suite of Student Center Activities designed to offer K-5 classroom teachers a wide range of activities that can engage students in differentiated reading activities during small-group work in the classroom.

Topic: Beginning Reading

Doing What Works

Kim Callison, who served on the IES Panel that developed the Improving Reading Comprehension in Kindergarten Through 3rd Grade Practice Guide, demonstrates how to use a thinkaloud to promote comprehension. See how she incorporates a variety of strategies while reading fiction and nonfiction texts to students.

Topic: Comprehension

Center for Early Literacy Learning

This video illustrates a caregiver that is tuned-in and providing a variety of language and literacy-rich experiences in a responsive manner.

Topic: Language Development

Center for Early Literacy Learning

This video clip illustrates the use of responsive teaching for encouraging children's early language literacy learning.

Topic: Language Development

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