The University of Iowa


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Part of our mission is to provide evidence-based literacy resources and guidance for educators and families. We provide literacy instructional strategies, downloadable activities or materials, family consultation, guidance documents, and other information in the form of the resources listed below.

Iowa Reading Research Center Resources

Find original resources created by Iowa Reading Research Center staff and contributors including lesson plans, teacher methods, family guides, graphic organizers, and more.


Information about the most common cause of reading, writing, and spelling difficulties and the IRRC’s dyslexia-related work.

Dyslexia and Families

Information about dyslexia for caregivers and what they can do to help children who are struggling with reading and writing.

Dyslexia and Educators

Tips for educators on teaching students with dyslexia and interacting with their families.

Dyslexia and Policymakers

Those in a position to implement change have a role to play in helping those impacted by dyslexia.

Dyslexia and Researchers

A brief description of dyslexia research areas.

Assistive Technology Consultation for Families

Take advantage of our free in-person or virtual assistive technology consultation for families of children with dyslexia and other reading disabilities. 

Early Literacy Blueprint Initiative: High-Priority Milestones for K-3 Literacy Development

This document outlines the high-priority literacy skills students need to master in kindergarten through Grade 3.

Web Resources for Families and Educators

In addition to our original resources, we also look for resources elsewhere on the web that align with our mission. Browse our compiled collection of web-based literacy resources to help families and educators support literacy development for children in the classroom and at home.

Reading Glossary

Learn key terms and concepts to better understand Iowa Reading Research Center content as well as literacy research and education in general.