Supporting school systems to effectively teach essential literacy content to all students, including students with or at risk for literacy-related disabilities.

Building capacity related to implementation of a universal screening process to identify students at risk for reading difficulties, including dyslexia.

Intensification of instruction and intervention to comprehensively support the individual needs of students with or at risk for literacy-related disabilities.

Use of Response to Intervention in reading to determine special education eligibility in schools that use a multi-tiered systems of support approach.

Liaisons

Our liaisons provide technical assistance to Regional Comprehensive Center (RCC) staff so they may better assist SEAs in developing and implementing state and local structures, procedures and policies to address student challenges in learning to read and write.

  • Sarah Sayko: Mid-Atlantic, Appalachia, Texas, and Great Lakes
  • Brian Gearin: Northwest, Pacific, California, Central, West Central, North Central, South Central, Midwest, Northeast, Southeast, Florida and the Islands
Learning to Read: “The Simple View of Reading”

Learning to read consists of developing skills in two areas: accurate, fluent reading and comprehending the meaning of texts. Learning these skills does not come naturally.

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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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Ohio Department of Education

This guidance manual to help school districts, community schools, and chartered nonpublic schools understand the requirements of the Third Grade Reading Guarantee and connect these requirements to research-based reading instruction practices.

Topic: Advocacy, Professional Development

The Center on Instruction

An introduction to and overview of the methods and results of the report and implications for practice.

Topic: Comprehension, Evidence-based, Writing

Indiana Department of Education

This webpage links to Indiana's state resources for promoting literacy.

Topic: Advocacy, Professional Development

Morphology

Definition

The knowledge of word parts that have meaning, such as affixes, root, and base words.