University of Iowa

Reading Standards: Foundational Skills

Reads age/grade appropriate text using phonics skills, phonological and print awareness, and fluency.

Instruction in District-Designed Intensive Summer Reading Programs

Deborah K. Reed, Ph.D.

This study reports on the instruction provided in district-designed intensive summer reading programs. The Tier 3 intervention was provided to 374 students from 24 school districts who were not meeting the end of third-grade reading benchmarks; students were exiting third grade and entering fourth grade.

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Vowel Sounds Video

Reading Tips for Parents

This facilitation guide features Reading Rockets, a website that provides family members tips for helping kids become successful readers. Information can be searched by age or grade, disability area, and home language.

PDF icon"Reading Tips for Parents" facilitation guide

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Letter Sounds Video

Predicting First Grade Reading Performance from Kindergarten Response to Instruction

Jessica Sidler Folsom, Ph.D.

Many schools are beginning to implement multi-tier response to intervention (RTI) models for the prevention of reading difficulties and to assist in the identification of students with learning disabilities (LD). The present study was part of our larger ongoing longitudinal RTI investigation within the Florida Learning Disabilities Center grant.

Assessment Data-Informed Guidance to Individualize Kindergarten Reading Instruction: Findings from a Cluster-Randomized Control Field Trial

Jessica Sidler Folsom, Ph.D.

The purpose of this cluster-randomized control field trial was to was to examine the extent to which kindergarten teachers could learn a promising instructional strategy, wherein kindergarten reading instruction was differentiated based upon students' ongoing assessments of language and literacy skills and documented child characteristic by instruction (CXI) interactions; and to test the effica