Category: Evidence Based Reading Instruction

Laura D. Stewart, Vice President, Professional Development, Superkids

What We Know About Beginning Reading Laura D. Stewart Vice President, Professional Development–Superkids Zaner-Bloser Research consistently shows that strong readers effortlessly recognize words and link words to their meanings in order to comprehend text. Skilled reading happens so quickly and efficiently that it seems as though words are recognized as whole units. But the evidence Read more…

Dr. Louisa Moats Talks Tough on Reading Instruction Down Under!

Dr Louisa Moats: We need to be outraged Learning Difficulties Australia has just marked its 50th anniversary with a national speaking tour by US literacy expert Dr Louisa Moats. Dr Moats is the author of many influential papers and articles about literacy, and has been a key advocate for better language education for teachers in Read more…

Australia – Systematic Phonics Proven To Work…AGAIN!

The way we teach most children to read sets them up to fail PAMELA SNOW AND ALISON CLARKE A new batch of Australian five-year-olds has just started school, eager to learn to read and write. Unfortunately for them, English has one of the most difficult spelling systems of any language, thanks to the way it Read more…

Pre-School University – Reading APPS – Sound it OUT First!

Here is a new addition to the list of reading resources for children. Teaching the letter sounds FIRST is the key! The Best Methods to Teach Your Children to Read READING MAGIC-Learning to Read Through Advanced Phonics Games for iOS Feb 19, 2015 – Preschool University today releases a huge update for READING MAGIC for Read more…

National Center for Teacher Quality – 2014 Report

Teaching Early Reading Teacher educators in elementary programs at Gordon College (MA) and Southern Methodist University (TX), whose early reading courses earn Strong Design designations in our Early Reading Standard, have generously agreed to share the courses’ syllabi with teacher educators everywhere. Gordon College EDU 345 Introduction to Teaching Reading EDU 347 Teaching Reading and Read more…

Reading Proficiency and Cost Per Student in the U.S.

Would anyone want their child to read BELOW the proficient level in reading after twelve years of schooling? Not me.  Especially when schools where systematic, synthetic, direct instruction in the alphabetic principle are educating all of their students to read proficiently. Below is the definition of the NAEP achievement level for a proficient reader: “Proficient. Read more…

Phonics Techniques Boost Secondary Struggling Readers

Phonics techniques commonly used with primary school pupils also provide a significant boost to struggling readers at secondary level, new research suggests. Low-attaining students in Year 7 can rapidly improve their reading ability by spending up to an hour a day on a phonics-based programme that includes deciphering nonsense words, according to a study published Read more…

Big Ideas in Reading – University of Oregon

Alphabetic Principle Skills To develop the alphabetic principle across grades K-3, students need to learn two essential skills: Letter-sound correspondences: comprised initially of individual letter sounds and progresses to more complex letter combinations. Word reading: comprised initially of reading simple CVC words and progresses to compound words, multisyllabic words, and sight words. Kindergarten Skills Letter-sound Read more…

England Requires Phonics Instruction – Boost For Struggling Readers

Primary phonics helps struggling secondary students, research shows TESHelenWard 13-2-2015 • 16:14 Phonics techniques commonly used with primary school pupils also provide a significant boost to struggling readers at secondary level, new research suggests. Low-attaining students in Year 7 can rapidly improve their reading ability by spending up to an hour a day on a Read more…