The University of Iowa

Anna Gibbs, M.Ed.

Graduate Student Assistant

Recent Blog Posts

Father and daughter writing at kitchen table

Supporting Your Children’s and Teens’ Home Learning: Using Context Clues to Understand New Words

Learn three types of context clues for understanding vocabulary in a text and download a graphic organizer for children and teens to use when reading.
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.