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Writing next to a laptop

What Makes a Literacy Practice Evidence-Based?

By:  
Deborah K. Reed, Ph.D.

Posted on: June 6, 2017
With what level of confidence can you say a given literacy instructional practice may work to help students in your school or district learn to read? It all depends on the available research and evidence for that practice.

Girl reading book outdoors

The Importance of Active Reading

By:  
Deborah K. Reed, Ph.D.

Posted on: September 27, 2016
Active reading allows students to build reading skills. Learn steps teachers can take to help students experience success with independent active reading.

Facilitation Guides for Working with EL Families

By:  
Sandy A. Schmitz, Ph.D.

Posted on: July 19, 2016
Information about five IRRC facilitation guides designed to inform the family members of English-learning students about web-based literacy activities.

Boy selecting book from shelf

Ignite the Love of Reading from Within

By:  
Kristina Hart

Posted on: July 12, 2016
What is it that makes children have a love of reading? What makes them hate it? Can you ever change their minds?

Marshalltown battle of the books team

Iowa High School Battle of the Books

By:  
Sue Inhelder
Susan Fritzell

Posted on: May 16, 2016
A breakdown of the April 26, 2016 Battle of the Books competition designed to introduce Iowa high school students to award-winning literature.

Teacher librarian helping student

Supporting the Power to Choose Reading

By:  
Kate Lechtenberg

Posted on: April 4, 2016
When it comes to children making reading choices, teacher librarians are poised to help families make these decisions.