University of Iowa

Leah Zimmermann, M.Ed.

Graduate Student Assistant

Recent Blog Posts

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Effective Literacy Lesson: Constructing an Argumentative Claim

Students learn to write a debatable, focused, and clear claim with this instructional approach.
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Research Brief: Meta-Analysis Shows Non-Repetitive Reading Fluency Interventions as Options for Teachers

Summarizing findings from a meta-analysis looking at effects and components of non-repetitive reading approaches.
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Filling the Gaps: Text Sets Build Background Knowledge and Improve Comprehension of Informational Texts

Consider the objective of the unit and what students already know, and then begin building a diverse set of texts for students to read.