The University of Iowa

Anna Gibbs, M.Ed.

Graduate Student Assistant

Recent Blog Posts

Mother watches as son fills out graphic organizer

Supporting Your Children's and Teens' Home Learning: Retelling a Story Using a Graphic Organizer

Children can practice their comprehension skills using this approach and our included graphic organizer.
Teacher with four students teaching alphabetic knowledge

Research Brief: Decontextualized Alphabetic Knowledge Instruction Produces Positive Results

Findings suggest a systematic approach to teaching this prerequisite skill for decoding and writing.
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Effective Literacy Lesson: Understanding Compound Words Through Their Two Word Parts

Teach students to read and understand a compound word by identifying the two words that make it.