To become better writers, students need dedicated time to practice writing and instruction on a variety of strategies for writing for multiple purposes and audiences.
Helping Students Read Better and Learn More
The Iowa Reading Research Center strives to improve the literacy skills of all students. We provide guidance for literacy instruction in schools by conducting research in practical settings to evaluate the effectiveness of literacy practices.
Find posts about literacy instructional approaches, reading research updates, literacy guidance for families, and more on our blog.
School districts involved in the Iowa Reading Research Center’s PROPeL initiative form their local teams and write literacy challenge statements using student literacy data.
Young readers can connect their background information to a new text for greater comprehension. Sample lesson plans show how to use this technique in the classroom.