Making Sense of Screening Decision Tree

It can be challenging to navigate the many subtests that can be used in universal screening! Skilled reading involves the integration of many subskills. This chart can be used to identify the most pressing need for instruction. For older students – start at the top […]

Parent/Caregiver Literacy Term Glossary

With a new curriculum, there are lots of new terms for both educators and families to navigate. This glossary contains high-level explanations for many terms used in the Language curriculum, with the goal of supporting partnerships with school and home.

Reading Fluency: Understand, Assess, Teach

This quick read (56 pages) from well-respected researchers and authors Drs. Hasbrouck & Glaser is an educator-friendly overview of reading fluency: defining it, assessing it, teaching it and integrating it, all backed by an abundance of reading research. This book supports the fluency expectations found […]

Is ORF Useful in Grades 3 – 6?

Dr. Stephanie Stollar highlights ideas for using Oral Reading Fluency (ORF) assessment data for screening, designing instruction, and monitoring progress in the junior grades.

IES K-3 Professional Learning Community Facilitator Guide

This facilitator’s guide is designed to assist professional learning communities (PLCs) in applying evidence-based strategies to help K-3 students acquire the language and literacy skills needed to succeed academically. This document is a support for educators watching the IES videos of foundational language and literacy […]

Put Reading First

Put Reading First is a summary of the findings from the Report of the National Reading Panel, summarized in a brief, easy-to-read comprehensive guide to evidence-based reading instruction. Intended for educators and administrators, this guide aims to improve reading outcomes for children in the early […]