Category: Every Child Can Read

NEW!!! Downloadable List of NRRF Approved Products, AND Professional Development Opportunities

Since NRRF was founded in 1993, we have offered, at no cost, a list of reading instructional materials that can be used for teaching any child, or adult to read proficiently.  It is our belief that a “rising tide lifts all boats,” and thus we offer our best judgement on the products we list here. Read more…

A Century of Miseducation of America’s Teachers

Editors Note:  I wrote this article 20 years ago.  I re-read it recently, and it is astounding so little has changed. Illiteracy, especially in our inner cities, remains unacceptably high.  According to the Annie Casey Foundation Kids Count Report, 84% of African American 4th grade students cannot read proficiently.  Hispanic 4th graders don’t fare much Read more…

Criteria for Evaluating Commercial Reading Programs – 2016

The National Right to Read Foundation Criteria for evaluating K – 3 Reading Programs NRRF endorses reading programs that are consistent with the findings of the 2016 Practice Guide of the United States Department of Education (USDOE), What Works Clearinghouse (WWC), and the Report of the National Reading Panel (NRP). The NRP five components of Read more…

Winning Reading Boost

This wonderful video describes the Winning Reading Boost program, it’s amazing success so far, how it works, the research behind it, and what teachers and administrators think of it. This video is a powerful tool to get your team on board with making a change. Watch and share! From the University of Florida College of Education

Another great thread from IFERI: The myth of the multiple cueing systems

Despite overwhelming and conclusive evidence to the contrary, the use of “multiple cueing systems” in reading persists. Susan Godsland, from the International Foundation for Effective Reading Instruction has assembled a collection of articles which collectively show dangers of the persistence of this myth. http://www.iferi.org/iferi_forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=513

Programs making a difference

This link will take you to an article from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinal about The Milwaukee Summer Reading Program, a program that combines teacher training and direct support to children, with validated success.  There is now proposed legislation to continue funding the program. http://www.jsonline.com/news/education/bill-steers-125-million-to-marquette-summer-reading-program-b99640389z1-363588631.html

A quote to note!

…research shows there are two especially important transitions during this time of a child’s literacy life. One typically occurs around age 5 as a child moves from emergent literacy to being able to read and write conventionally. The other usually happens during second grade…when the child transitions from reading word by word to reading fluently—with Read more…

Interesting article from Ed Week: For Reading, Knowledge Matters More Than Strategies, Some Experts Say

By Liana Heitin on October 29, 2015 4:00 PM Washington Improving reading comprehension is not about giving students good “strategies,” it’s about increasing their knowledge base about the world. That was the major message of a panel held today at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, a think tank here. “Many teachers are teaching strategies—they’re teaching Read more…