The University of Iowa


Improving Comprehension for Middle and High School Students

Deborah K. Reed, Ph.D.

This chapter includes three sections addressing historical, current, and emerging issues in teaching reading comprehension to students with disabilities. The first section reviews special education law, statistics, and practices as they relate to middle and school.

RTI for Reading at the Secondary Level: Recommended Literacy Practices and Remaining Questions

Deborah K. Reed, Ph.D.

Grounded in the best current knowledge, this book shows how to implement response to intervention (RTI) in middle and high school contexts. Detailed guidelines are presented for teaching reading comprehension, vocabulary, and other aspects of literacy across the content areas, and for providing effective interventions for students who require additional support.

Bringing Literacy Strategies into Content Instruction: Professional Learning for Secondary-Level Teachers

Deborah K. Reed, Ph.D.

This document provides research-based guidance on academic literacy instruction in the content areas, specifically focusing on the effective use of text in content areas. It reviews the research evidence about content-area literacy instruction for adolescents and suggests ways teachers can use content-area texts to enable students to understand the vocabulary and concepts they contain.

Comprehension Instruction for Students With Reading Disabilities in Grades 4 Through 12

Deborah K. Reed, Ph.D.

Many students with reading difficulties in grades 4 through 12 experience challenges in understanding and learning from text. Some of these learners have demonstrated reading challenges from the early grades and have not acquired successful reading skills. Others were adequate readers in the early grades when word reading was the focus and when text complexity was minimal.

Marshalltown battle of the books team

Iowa High School Battle of the Books

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.