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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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Information about the Iowa Science of Reading Summit July 20-21.
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Listen to our podcast about the history of the science of reading movement.
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Iowa teachers can become dyslexia specialists through this endorsement program.


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Meg Mechelke
The journalist discusses her background as an education correspondent, her hopes for the science of reading movement, and more.
Meg Mechelke
Teach students to use phonology, orthography, syntax, semantics, understanding, and morphology in the process of learning new vocabulary words.
Meg Mechelke
Esteemed reading researcher Dr. G. Reid Lyon discusses key discoveries in reading research and how these discoveries can inform teaching today.