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Parent-Child Conversation: More Than Just Idle Chatter

By:  
Jennifer Knight, Ph.D.

Posted on: July 11, 2017
When parents engage in meaningful oral conversations with children in the home, it can have a positive impact on their vocabulary skills and overall reading ability. Our tips can help foster more of these conversations.

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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.

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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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