Using Research and Reason in Education

This paper delves into informing how teachers can use scientifically based research to make curricular instructional decisions  The article showcases how as professionals, teachers can become more effective and powerful by developing their skills to recognize scientifically based practice. Even in scenarios when the evidence […]

Reading Road Trip – Book Guide (Season 2)

With each week’s episode of Reading Road Trip, host Kate Winn recommends a picture book created by an Indigenous author or illustrator. Catch up with the books recommended from Season 2, and consider adding some to your library today!

Planning Effective Writing Assessments

This blog post by Joan Sedita of Keys to Literacy highlights the research behind creating specific product goals in writing, emphasizing that providing students with specific guidance on the task, audience, and purpose. A WAG template (Writing Assignment Guide) is provided, as well as completed […]

Repeated Reading Implementation Guide

Repeated reading is an instructional routine with plenty of research support. Learn more about how to use repeated reading in your classroom to build students’ fluency with this implementation guide from Dr. Stephanie Stollar.

Concept Sorts

Concept sorts introduce students to the vocabulary or ideas of a new topic or text. Students are presented a list of terms or concepts and have to determine how they are related by placing them into  different categories. When used before reading, concept sorts provide an opportunity for […]

Barrier Games

Barrier games are fantastic resources to support a child’s speech and language skills. There are many benefits from using barrier games with a child such as developing: listening skills, oral language skills, social language skills, clear talking and understanding of concepts. They are great for […]

Structured Literacy Infographic

This infographic provides a comprehensive visual guide to structured literacy, an evidence-based approach to teaching language and literacy. By illustrating both the “how” and “what” of structured literacy, the infographic serves as a valuable resource for educators committed to fostering strong foundational literacy skills in […]

Guide for Selecting Anti-Bias Children’s Books

Children’s books reflect the attitudes in our society about diversity, power relationships among different groups of people, and various social identities (e.g., racial, ethnic, gender, economic class, sexual orientation, and disability). The visual and verbal messages young children absorb from books (and other media) heavily […]