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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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Collaborative Coach Educator Spotlight: Precious Daniels, Reading Interventionist, Literacy Now

"The amount of SIPPS learning I was able to obtain in one Collaborative Coach cycle had a huge impact on not only me, but also my students."

Apr 28, 2022  |  By Katie Fuchs
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District Leader Spotlight: Jacki Carrasco, Woodstock Community Unit SD 200, Woodstock, IL

Our district embarked on a study of the science of reading at about the same time that we discovered SIPPS. We visited a neighboring district that was already implementing SIPPS and seeing great success with students. We were impressed with the way it aligned with our learning about the science of reading. 

Apr 21, 2022  |  By Kristy Rauch
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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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Leader Spotlight: Paula Kavalec, Principal, Falcon Elementary School, Colorado Springs, CO

We are noticing that Collaborative Classroom programs are aligned with developmentally appropriate approaches, and our students are developing a strong reading foundation due to the explicit instruction and a variety of opportunities to apply skills.

Mar 29, 2022  |  By Andreia Simon
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New Study Shows SIPPS Meets ESSA Level 2 Requirements: Program Accelerates Acquisition of Foundational Skills for Striving Readers

We are excited to announce that a new, quasi-experimental study provides further evidence that using SIPPS for intervention has a significant impact on students’ reading achievement.

Mar 22, 2022  |  By Marisa Ramirez Stukey
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