Resources for Educators




Comprehension and Writing: Where Do They Fit into the Science of Reading?

Webinar Date & Time: December 6, 2022  | 4:00–5:00 p.m. ET • 1:00–2:00 p.m. PT REGISTER Presented by: Natalie Wexler, J.D. Author of The Knowledge Gap and Co-author of The Writing Revolution Research has shown that effective writing instruction improves students’ reading comprehension and fluency. In fact, background knowledge, vocabulary, and literacy knowledge can all […]

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Aligning and Embedding: Critical Factors for Improving Outcomes for Older Students with Reading Difficulties

Presented by: Sharon Vaughn, Ph.D. Manuel J. Justiz Endowed Chair in Education and the Executive Director of The Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk at The University of Texas at Austin The recently released National Assessment of Educational Progress scores show that about a third of students in fourth and eighth grades are not able […]

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Considering Dyslexia: Looking at the Big Picture

Presented by: Tim Odegard, Ph.D. Professor of Psychology and Chair of Excellence in Dyslexic Studies, Middle Tennessee State University In honor of Dyslexia Awareness Month, we examine the history of dyslexia, how it can be identified, and how to provide effective supports for students with reading difficulties, including dyslexia.

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How to Build and Sustain Multi-Tiered Systems of Support in Mathematics: Key Elements and Considerations

Presented by: Dr. Ben Clarke Professor, School Psychology Program & Director of the Center on Teaching and Learning, University of Oregon The goal of the Multi-Tiered Systems of Support framework is to ensure all children benefit from high-quality instruction and that those students who need additional support to fill gaps in their knowledge and skills […]

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7 Practices to Make Your Math Class More Equitable

Access to high-quality, equitable math instruction is hardly a given, especially for historically marginalized students. Every child deserves a math education that allows them to make sense of the world quantitatively and to appreciate their own power to reason. During this on-demand webinar Dr. Kyndall Brown, co-author of Choosing to See: A Framework for Equity […]

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Seriously, Syntax Matters: Critical Connections to Comprehension

Syntax and sentence comprehension are critical yet often forgotten contributors to comprehension. The science tells us that the ability to understand sentence structure, or syntax, is critical to students’ comprehension of written text. The skilled reader has to understand not only the meanings of the words but also the ideas conveyed within and between sentences […]

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Developing Strong Readers: Proven Practices for Tier 2 Intervention

While most elementary-age children learn to read well when they receive strong Tier 1 instruction based on the science of reading, every classroom has students who need additional help. Watch Drs. Carrie Thomas Beck, Michelle Hosp, and Monica Ng in this on-demand webinar to learn practical solutions for providing Tier 2 interventions to students struggling […]

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Rethinking Instruction in Phonological Awareness: Focus on What Matters!

The importance of phoneme awareness for acquiring the alphabetic principle and for learning to read has been documented since the 1970s, gaining broad recognition when the National Reading Panel Report was published in 2000. Since then, instruction to foster phonological awareness has become routinely recommended for the early grades. However, the widespread practice in schools […]

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What Adolescent Learners Need for Good Reading Comprehension That Is Often Ignored

When it comes to reading comprehension, teachers generally think of vocabulary, comprehension skills, and background knowledge as the critical components for students entering the middle grades. While this is true, we’re learning it’s an incomplete picture. Reading fluency is also vital to becoming a competent reader. During this on-demand webinar, Dr. Claude Goldenberg will discuss […]

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Word Problems? No Problem! — Effective Strategies for Solving Math Word Problems

Outside of the classroom, much of the math we encounter is in the form of word problems. “I’m having 12 people for Thanksgiving dinner. Each person will eat 1.5 pounds of turkey. How big of a turkey do I need to buy?” Yet, inside the classroom, how to solve word problems can leave students and […]

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Supporting Students with Dyslexia: Early Identification and Effective Intervention

During this information-packed on-demand webinar Dr. Jan Hasbrouck, author of the 2019 book Conquering Dyslexia, unpacks the latest research on dyslexia and explains our current understanding of this neurobiological disorder.

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Harvesting Good Thinking: Growing Basic Fact Strategies into General Reasoning Strategies

While teaching students strategies to become automatic with basic math facts may initially take more time, in the long run it will benefit students much more than memorization. When students learn strategies, they are more likely to retain their automaticity. And because these strategies are generalizable to whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and even integers and […]

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Accelerating Reading Within Tier 1 Instruction

More elementary students than usual will be starting the school year below grade level benchmarks in reading. But which skills do students need to develop? Phonemic awareness and phonics assessments provide educators with insights into how to accelerate reading for all students.   

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Stop the Stall with The Third Quest: Effective Reading Intervention for Adolescents Struggling to Read

As an educator on the front lines you know all too well the struggle and frustration teachers and students face to close gaps in reading in the upper grades. With 30% of 12th graders scoring below basic on the 2019 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Reading Assessment, there is a great need to provide […]

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Using KeyPhonics to Support Targeted Reading Instruction for All Students

More than a year of disruptions to learning has led to an increase in the number of students reading below grade level. In order to accelerate learning recovery, educators need faster and more efficient ways to understand students’ current phonics skills and determine specifically what to teach to get them back on track. KeyPhonics is […]

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