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Student Reading Success Through Research and Collaboration

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Helping Students Read Better and Learn More

The Iowa Reading Research Center strives to improve the literacy skills of all students through research with students, professional learning for educators, and technical assistance for school districts.

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Learn how to teach students to recognize text structures.
Teacher studying for dyslexia endorsement
Iowa teachers can become dyslexia specialists through this endorsement program.
AT Coordinator Karah Kluck conducts virtual appointment
Free consultation appointments for families of children with dyslexia and other reading disabilities.


Find posts about literacy instructional approaches, reading research updates, literacy guidance for families, and more on our blog.

Anna Gibbs, M.Ed.
Retelling a story with household items and conversation facilitates use of listening comprehension skills.
Kate Will, M.A.
Games like our Word Match reinforce vocabulary instruction in a fun way.
Nicole DeSalle, M.F.A., Deborah K. Reed, Ph.D.
Keep characteristics like rhyming and other language elements in mind when selecting and reading aloud a book together.