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Iowa Reading Research Center

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Recent Blog Posts

Q&A with Carly Gates

Using Data, Professional Development, and Community Connections to Design a Successful Summer Reading Program

The Council Bluffs Community School District uses assessments and fidelity of implementation to design the best summer reading program, says Director Carly Gates in our Q&A.
Kim Buryanek Q&A

Setting Goals, Facilitating Professional Development, and Measuring Success Toward Small-Group, Skills-Based Literacy Instruction Implementation

Small-group, skills-based literacy instruction is at the forefront of goal setting, feedback given to teachers, professional development, and measuring of success for the Sioux City Community School District as described in our second of a two-part blog post series.
Kim Buryanek Q&A

Critical Elements of Implementing Small-Group, Skills-Based Instruction

The addition of quality teaching materials and support from the Iowa Reading Research Center led to common beneficial practices used by teachers across schools during implementation of small-group, skills-based literacy instruction at Sioux City Community School District.