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A Look at the Technology Integration Planning Cycle

Lindsay Woodward, Ph.D
Amy Hutchinson, Ph.D.

Posted on: January 20, 2016
Understanding the goals of technology in literacy instruction and how to work technology into literacy instruction to benefit students.

What Not to Say to Emerging Readers

Tracy Donohue

Posted on: January 14, 2016
How to help young readers by restraining from certain comments, corrections, and forms of assistance.

Universal Screening

Deborah K. Reed, Ph.D.

Posted on: January 6, 2016
An overview of universal screening for reading difficulties. What do assessments tell you? Why are all students tested? What are the differences between assessments? Includes info on FAST-CBM and FAST aReading.

4 Reasons to Subscribe to the IRRC Blog Today

Tracy Donohue

Posted on: December 11, 2015

Are you a parent who is looking for ways to support your young reader at home? Or, perhaps you are a teacher who wants to help families find ways to work on literacy at home. If you fit one of the above role descriptions you should consider subscribing to the IRRC blog. Each week we highlight a resource in the IRRC Family Resources Collection and show how a parent can use it at home to support their young reader. If you need more convincing, here are 4 reasons families and teachers should subscribe to the IRRC blog:

Quality Instruction - Delivery of Instruction

Sally Huddle

Posted on: November 23, 2015

Last week we looked at increasing instructional quality through lesson design. We focused on using the components of explicit instruction to ensure students master the knowledge and skills necessary to become proficient readers. This week we will take a closer look at four big ideas that can help teachers to increase the quality of their instruction through delivery of instruction.

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