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Attributes of Effective Explicit Vocabulary Instruction

By:  
Leah Zimmermann, M.Ed.
Deborah K. Reed, Ph.D.

Posted on: October 31, 2017
Teaching a word through explicit vocabulary instruction involves multiple steps to ensure deeper student understanding of essential words and increased reading comprehension.

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Critical Elements of Implementing Small-Group, Skills-Based Instruction

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Iowa Reading Research Center

Posted on: September 19, 2017
The addition of quality teaching materials and support from the Iowa Reading Research Center led to common beneficial practices used by teachers across schools during implementation of small-group, skills-based literacy instruction at Sioux City Community School District.

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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