In this International Dyslexia Association Perspectives article, authors Tanya S. Wright and Susan B. Neuman explore the topic of content-rich vocabulary instruction. The article explains why vocabulary instruction is essential and what it is. It provides five meaningful ways to increase vocabulary instruction in the […]
In this International Dyslexia Association Perspectives article, author Jennifer Wells Greene defines academic vocabulary and discusses what makes it different from other types of vocabulary. The article outlines key priorities for word learning and provides several activities to promote vocabulary acquisition in the classroom.
In this PaTTAN Literacy Symposium learning module, Judi Dodson explains oral language’s role in reading comprehension. She examines language development and its impact on reading comprehension and provides meaningful and practical activities that can be easily implemented in the classroom. A printout of the slides […]
This episode of Reading Road Trip covers various aspects of coaching, including improving communication, setting and achieving goals, utilizing data in an MTSS model, and supporting administrators. Discussion Guide
Renata Archie unpacks universal screening, and highlights the role this important data can play in supporting systematic and explicit early reading instruction. Discussion Guide
In this Reading Universe document, Reid Lyon summarizes, in plain language, what research has learned about reading development in the last 50 years. This resource will support Educators in professional development with a concise list that includes selective of studies that underlie each maxim.
In this International Dyslexia Association Perspectives article, author Elsa Cárdenas-Hagan highlights considerations for multi-lingual learners around vocabulary instruction and provides evidence-based instructional practices to support their progress. The article explains the need for morphological instruction and support for middle school students and outlines special considerations for […]
In this International Dyslexia Association Perspectives article, author Linda S. Siegel describes the implementation of an early screening and intervention project in British Columbia, the results, and lessons learned. The article outlines the Response to Intervention (RTI) framework that was implemented, including the risk identification […]
In this International Dyslexia Association Perspectives article, Dr. Mary Schleppegrell has described three strategies educators can use to help students explore the language of complex texts. Educators can explicitly discuss the connections between the form and meaning of texts to help students read for deeper […]
In this International Dyslexia Association Perspectives article, Dr. Melissa Lee Farrall discusses that no single assessment will describe an individual’s skill in written syntax. Farrall gives educators examples of how to assess the component skills of writing that support the development of written expression.