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What Do Students "Lose" in the Summer?

By:  
Deborah K. Reed, Ph.D.

Posted on: May 9, 2017

We examine the misunderstanding that over the summer, some students are losing months-worth of what they learned about reading during the school year.


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Getting the Work Started: The PROPeL Initiative

By:  
Sandy A. Schmitz, Ph.D.
Deborah K. Reed, Ph.D.

Posted on: February 28, 2017

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.


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Dialogic Reading: Having a Conversation about Books

By:  
Jessica Sidler Folsom, Ph.D.

Posted on: January 3, 2017

When facilitated with various levels of questions, dialogic reading encourages an interactive dialogue about a text being read by an adult to children.


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