The University of Iowa

Jessica Sidler Folsom, Ph.D.

Jessica Sidler Folsom

Recent Blog Posts

Teacher being checked for fidelity

Defining Fidelity Categories When Implementing Reading Interventions

When tracking teachers’ fidelity during implementation of a literacy intervention, both use of the intervention components and quality of intervention delivery should be measured, keeping an eye out for both global and lesson-specific components.
Three teachers learning new literacy intervention

The Importance of Fidelity When Implementing Reading Interventions

Effective implementation of a literacy initiative that includes interventions calls on teachers to do so as intended, with high fidelity.
Mother and son reading on the couch together

Dialogic Reading: Having a Conversation about Books

When facilitated with various levels of questions, dialogic reading encourages an interactive dialogue about a text being read by an adult to children.