University of Iowa

Data-Based Decision Making

Content related to literacy instructional/assessment decisions based on data.

Linguistic Context Questionnaire

A supplemental resource from the Early Literacy Blueprint Initiative, teachers can use this questionnaire to plan appropriate instruction for English learners by gathering information about the student's linguistic background, the language(s) used in the home, and the literacy practices of the family.

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Kim Buryanek Q&A

Critical Elements of Implementing Small-Group, Skills-Based Instruction

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Iowa Reading Research Center

Posted on: September 19, 2017
The addition of quality teaching materials and support from the Iowa Reading Research Center led to common beneficial practices used by teachers across schools during implementation of small-group, skills-based literacy instruction at Sioux City Community School District.

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What Makes a Literacy Practice Evidence-Based?

By:  
Deborah K. Reed, Ph.D.

Posted on: June 6, 2017
With what level of confidence can you say a given literacy instructional practice may work to help students in your school or district learn to read? It all depends on the available research and evidence for that practice.