The 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

Is My Child Ready for Kindergarten Reading?

By:  
Tracy Donohue

Posted on: March 3, 2016
Consult a checklist of skills and suggested reading practices that will help set up your child for reading success during the school year.

Universal Screening

By:  
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.