University of Iowa

Leah Zimmermann, M.Ed.

Graduate Student Assistant

Recent Blog Posts

Girl writing on a word box

Teaching Letter-Sound Correspondences and Syllable Types for Word Identification

Teach students to use a word box to practice letter-sound correspondences or syllables for decoding words.
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Text Structure Mapping: A Strategy to Improve Reading Comprehension of Informational Texts

An overview of text structures, why they matter for students’ comprehension of informational text, and a deeper look at text structure mapping as an instructional tool.
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Student Generation of Higher-Order Questions

Generating higher-order questions about text benefits students reading comprehension and critical thinking skills. Model this skill for students and provide practice and feedback.