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The Use of Pseudowords: The Importance of Being Earnest about the Science of Reading

Is there research that confirms the efficacy of pseudowords when used during reading instruction, not just for assessment? We explore this question in this blog post—the sixth in our series Structured Literacy: Unpacking Nine Key Topics for Transforming Reading Instruction and Outcomes for Readers.

May 17, 2022  |  By Holly B. Lane & Linda Diamond
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Personal Narrative in Being a Writer: Telling the Stories of Our Lives

Sometimes students struggle with examining their lives in the deep and powerful manner it takes to write effective personal narratives. One of my students, Laura, exclaimed in frustration one afternoon, “Mrs. D., you have 50+ years of memories. I only have 11. How can I reflect like you do?”

May 9, 2022  |  By Kathy King-Dickman
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Supporting English Learners in the Classroom: An Interview with Dr. Marco Bravo

Dr. Bravo discusses the kinds of instructional strategies and scaffolds that are critical for English learners to gain access to academic content before they are able to speak English fluently.

May 5, 2022  |  By Linda Rourke
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Why Are So Many States Recommending SIPPS?

As state literacy leaders align instruction with the science of reading, the K–12 SIPPS (Systematic Instruction in Phonological Awareness, Phonics, and Sight Words) program has been increasingly recognized as a valuable, evidence-based resource.

Apr 19, 2022  |  By Marisa Ramirez Stukey & Lenora Forsythe
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Multisensory Instruction: What Is It and Should I Bother?

In our fifth installment of the blog series Structured Literacy: Unpacking Nine Key Topics for Transforming Reading Instruction and Outcomes for Readers, we’re honored to feature guest author…

Apr 7, 2022  |  By Holly B. Lane
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The Power of Continuous Blending: How Do We Use Connected Phonation to Support Decoding?

Dr. Valentina Contesse In our fourth installment of the blog series Structured Literacy: Unpacking Nine Key Topics for Transforming Reading Instruction and Outcomes for Readers, we’re thrilled that…

Feb 7, 2022
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