Remote Learning

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This toolkit helps schools and families join efforts to support children’s literacy growth in remote or blended learning environments.

Schools and Families As Partners in Remote Literacy Learning

Remote literacy learning is a collaboration among schools, families, and students.

Remote Literacy Learning: Schools as Partners

Remote literacy learning includes a mixture of literacy learning experiences that are teacher-led, family-led, and student-led. It is a collaboration among schools, families, and students. Schools play an important role in providing families and students support.

Dyslexia is a brain-based learning disability that specifically impairs a person’s ability to read.

Understanding Dyslexia:What are the Effects of Dyslexia

Signs of typical reading development and possible indicators of risk for dyslexia.

Studies report fundamental differences in brain development and activation patterns between individuals with dyslexia and those without.

Four Questions to Ask After Universal Screening

Screening for dyslexia risk should be part of a decision-making framework that answers four fundamental questions.

Understanding Screening: Classification Accuracy

Classification accuracy is a key characteristic of screening tools. A goal in classification accuracy is to correctly identify issues that result in a later problem and situations in which the scores identify issues that do not result in a later problem.

Understanding Screening: Sample Representativeness

Sample representativeness is an important piece to consider when evaluating the quality of a screening assessment. If you are trying to determine whether or not the screening tool accurately measures children’s skills, you want to ensure that the sample that is used to validate the tool is representative of your population of interest.

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Resource Repository

Recommended websites, downloads, and videos from reliable sources.

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Improving Literacy Briefs

Research summaries and infographics written by our experts.

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State of Dyslexia

Dyslexia legislation in the United States of America.

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Our experts answer your literacy-related questions.

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Implementation Toolkits

Practical help for implementing recommended literacy practices.

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Literacy Skill Checklist

Personalized resources aligned with literacy skills for beginning readers.

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Learning Literacy Glossary

Key literacy terms with definitions.

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The Iris Center

Practice thinking through how to use evidence-based strategies to support struggling early readers using case study scenarios and associated STAR Resource sheets

Topic: Beginning Reading

Doing What Works

The three activities included in this tool provide building-level leadership teams and school administrators with a framework for reflecting on the implementation and quality of their progress monitoring measures and refining or improving monitoring practices.

Topic: General Literacy, Assessments, Professional Development

Achieve the Core

Watch the first half of a two-part video series on phonics that includes teaching tips and connections to the Common Core State Standards.

Topic: Phonics

Diagnosis

Definition

Identification of a disorder determined by a medical or educational professional.