Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading by the International Dyslexia Association. Rev. 2018.
Structured Literacy: Effective Instruction for Students with Dyslexia and Related Reading Difficulties. 2019.
NEW** Providing reading interventions for students in Grades 4-9 by the Institute of Education Sciences. March 2022.
Here’s Why Schools Should Use Structured Literacy by Dr. Louise Spear-Swerling. 2019.
Foundational Skills to Support Reading for Understanding in Kindergarten Through 3rd Grade. 2016 Rev. Institute of Education Services (IES) Practice Guide.
The Science of Reading Implementation Guides: Ideas and Tools for Integrating Scientifically Based Strategies into Early Reading Instruction by EAB Global, District Leadership Forum. 2019.
Narrowing the Third-Grade Reading Gap - Embracing the Reading Science by EAB Global, District Leadership Forum Research Briefing. 2019.
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Identifying and teaching children and young people with dyslexia and literacy difficulties. An independent report from Sir Jim Rose to the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, U.K. 2009.
The Cognitive Foundations of Learning to Read- A Framework. Sebastien Wren, Southwest Educational Development Laboratory. 2000. This document provides a framework for the elements involved in learning to read.
The Dyslexia Dilemma: A History of Ignorance, Complacency and Resistance in Colleges of Education. 2016. by David P. Hurford et al. Journal of Childhood and Developmental Disorders. 2(3) 26-16.
Assisting Students Struggling with Reading: Response to Intervention (RtI) and Multi-Tier Intervention in the Primary Grades. 2009. Institute of Education Services (IES) Practice Guide.
Current Knowledge about Instruction in Letter Knowledge, Phoneme Awareness and Handwriting: What to Teach, When to Start, and Why to Integrate. 2021. Dr. Susan Brady, University of Rhode Island.
- Structured Literacy
- Effective Reading Instruction for Students with Dyslexia
- A Parent's Guide to Effective Instruction
- A Family Guide to Building Language Comprehension Through Read-Alouds
- Morphological Awareness
- Gifted and Dyslexic: Identifying and Instructing the Twice Exceptional Student
- Oral Language Impairments and Dyslexia
- Evaluating Educational Professionals
- When Educational Promises Are Too Good to Be True
- Building Knowledge Can Help Build Comprehension Success
Why Bring the Science of Reading & Structured Literacy into the Classroom
A Talk with Dr. Margie Gillis (Nov. 2021)
Inside a Reading Intervention by Understood.org
|Podcast - Intervention for Students with Dyslexia
with Dr. Louise Spear-Swerling
Emily Hanford Audio Documentaries
- Sold A Story Podcast 2022. - Millions of kids can't read well. Scientists have known for decades how children learn to read but many schools are ignoring the research. They buy teacher training and books that are rooted in a disproven idea. Emily Hanford investigates four authors and a publishing company that have made millions selling this idea.
- What the Words Say? Aug 2020. - Many kids struggle with reading – and children of color are far less likely to get the help they need. A false assumption about what it takes to be a skilled reader has created deep inequalities among U.S. children, putting many on a difficult path in life.
- At a Loss for Words: How a flawed idea is teaching millions of kids to be poor readers Aug 2019 - An excellent audio documentary (with full text) discussing the flaws of the three-cueing system which is the method of teaching reading that is in the Ontario Language Arts curriculum. By American Public Media (APM) Reports (APMreports.org).
- Hard to Words: Why Aren't Our Kids Being Taught to Read? Sep. 2018. - Audio documentary (with full text). By American Public Media (APM) Reports (APMreports.org).
- Hard to Read: How American schools fail kids with dyslexia Sep. 2017. - Audio documentary (with full text). By American Public Media (APM) Reports (APMreports.org).
- Science of Reading Podcast Each episode interviews a reading expert who explores the scientific research around how reading is best taught.
Basics of Decoding and Spelling - Free for Student Candidates
The course includes approximately 10 hours of videos that demonstrate how to teach the foundational skills of word reading and spelling, including the teaching of phonics, orthography (spelling), strategies for reading multi-syllable words, and morphology. The video instruction is supported by downloadable materials including lesson plans, templates, and phoneme-grapheme card decks. At the end of each sub-unit, you can check your learning with online quizzes that provide helpful feedback to ensure your learning success! This course is available for free to all pre-service students. A Free certificate of completion is awarded upon successful completion of the course.
Grade One Daily Structured Literacy Schedule - 90 Minute Block
Martha Kovack, M.Ed., OCT, is the creator of "LetsGetReadingRight.com", a website dedicated to providing educators with information and resources to help them get started on their Science of Reading/Structured Literacy journey. She has generously offered this tool which helps Grade 1 teachers plan a 90-minute structured literacy block. More detail regarding this schedule’s implementation can be found here.
Haskins Global Literacy Hub Resource Library - is a compilation of links to free content for children and teens with different levels of reading proficiency. Haskins Global Literacy Hub is an international and interdisciplinary collaborative non-profit organization bringing researchers, practitioners, educators, and technology specialists to bring literacy to all.
Florida Center for Reading Research - FREE Student Center Activities:
The Reading Universe is a creation of the Barksdale Reading Institute (BRI), a Mississippi-based philanthropic organization devoted to improving significantly the state’s pre-literacy and reading skills. Sign up for a free account that gives you access to a library of learning and instructional videos, and classroom teaching resources for each part of this "Reading Universe Grid".
West Virginia Reading First Explicit Phonics Lessons - Provides free lesson plans including word/phrase lists for reading and spelling and connected text for various phonetic structures (CVC, consonant blends, r-controlled, vowel teams, etc.).
University of Florida Literacy Institute Virtual Teaching Hub - The site was developed to assist teachers in teaching foundational reading skills using technology. This site has tools for reading instruction and intervention with children in the elementary grades. The materials were designed to be used with videoconferencing platforms for distance education and with interactive whiteboards in the classroom. The activities can also be used if you are creating video lessons for asynchronous lessons.
Readworks.org> - a free, large, high-quality library of curated nonfiction and literary articles. This is not decodable text. Comprehension questions are provided for each reading passage across a wide variety of topics and genres. Some texts have audio support.
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Here are a few organizations that offer lists and reviews of instructional apps and software for reading, spelling, writing etc:
- International Dyslexia Association – iPad Apps for Literacy Instruction
- University of Michigan Dyslexia Help – Apps for Dyslexia and Learning Disabilities
This “OG Card Deck” iPhone/iPad app from Mayerson Academy is a simple and effective Orton-Gillingham electronic card deck that enhances understanding of over 80 common grapheme-phoneme (letter-sound) correspondences that form the building blocks for reading and spelling. Each grapheme card offers the multisensory experience of hearing the corresponding phoneme and keyword, watching a video clip showing articulation of the phoneme, and the opportunity to practice the phoneme with a voice recording/playback option.
The free "Phonogram Sounds App" features clear pronunciation of the sounds of 72 phonograms.
For assistive technologies, click here.