Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading by the International Dyslexia Association. Rev. 2018.
Here’s Why Schools Should Use Structured Literacy by Dr. Louise Spear-Swerling. 2019.
*NEW* Narrowing the Third-Grade Reading Gap - Embracing the Reading Science by EAB Global, District Leadership Forum Research Briefing. 2019.
Foundations for Literacy: An Evidence-based Toolkit for the Effective Reading and Writing Teacher. Canadian Language and Literacy Research Network. 2008.
Put Reading First. The Research Building Blocks for Teaching Children to Read. U.S. National Institute for Literacy. 2001.
Teaching Children to Read - An Evidence-Based Assessment of the scientific research literature on reading. Report of the U.S. National Reading Panel. 2000. U.S. National Institute of Child Health and Development.
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.
Foundational Skills to Support Reading for Understanding in Kindergarten Through 3rd Grade. 2016 Rev. Institute of Education Services (IES) Practice Guide.
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.
IDA Knowledge and Practice Standards IDA Ontario Webinar
Dr. Louisa Moats 2019
Structured Literacy with Dr. Louise Spear-Swerling
Leaders & Learning in Literacy
Inside a Reading Intervention by Understood.org
Podcast - Intervention for Students with Dyslexia
with Dr. Louise Spear-Swerling
Emily Hanford Audio Documentaries
At a Loss for Words: How a flawed idea is teaching millions of kids to be poor readers by Emily Hanford, 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? by Emily Hanford, 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 by Emily Hanford, Sep. 2017. Audio documentary (with full text). By American Public Media (APM) Reports (APMreports.org).
Florida Center for Reading Research - VPK Learning Center Activities
Florida Center for Reading Research - Student Center Activities
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 passages across a wide variety of topics and genres. Some texts have audio support.
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
- New Hampshire Department of Education – Literacy Apps for Struggling Learners
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.