The University of Iowa

Language Standards

Uses age/grade appropriate language, vocabulary, and "rules" of standard English, including grammar, spelling, capitalization, and punctuation.

Supporting Your Children's and Teens' Home Learning Guide

In order to support families as schools provide virtual instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic, this guide offers tips on establishing home learning areas, improving the home-based learning experience, and utilizing web resources for students kindergarten-Grade 6 and Grades 7-12 in the subjects of English-language arts, science, social studies, and history. Web resources for assistive technology for home learning are also included for students with reading disabilities.

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Assessing Student Writing

An introductory guide about using correct writing sequences (CWS) and incorrect writing sequences (IWS) as measures of student writing.

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Sample Plan for Timed Writing Sessions

This plan introduces picture-word prompts for practicing writing fluency and modeling how to use them for one-on-one and small-group instruction. Also includes providing students with feedback and progress monitoring. Related blog post.

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Adult using dialogic reading with child

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.