University of Iowa

Jennifer Knight, Ph.D.

Recent Blog Posts

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Guide Students to Answers According to Question Type: The Question-Answer Relationship

Teaching students to identify the type of question asked about a text using the Question-Answer Relationship strategy helps them formulate answers more easily.

Parent-Child Conversation: More Than Just Idle Chatter

When parents engage in meaningful oral conversations with children in the home, it can have a positive impact on their vocabulary skills and overall reading ability. Our tips can help foster more of these conversations.
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A Chore No More: Make Summer Reading Enjoyable With Family-Oriented Approaches

Make summer reading fun and fulfilling for the children in your family and help them maintain their reading skills with these seasonal approaches to reading.