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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.
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Iowa teachers can become dyslexia specialists through this endorsement program.
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Free consultation appointments for families of children with dyslexia and other reading disabilities.

IRRC Blog

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

By
Kate Will, M.A.
Brainstorming, concept mapping, and freewriting can help students organize their thoughts and gain confidence as writers.
By
Nicole DeSalle, M.F.A.
Planning out the week’s chores provides an excellent opportunity to practice English skills.
By
Kate Will, M.A.
English learners can have fun with their families and learn a communication strategy by making and playing a card game.