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Literacy

Whether in the classroom, at home, or in other remote learning situations, literacy remains a key component of education. These resources gather practical tips for evidence-based literacy instruction and strategies for accessing additional sources of support and information.  

Evidence Based Literacy Instruction: Teaching Reading Online
Resource Type: Video
2020
Holly Lane offers examples for teaching literacy online and introduces professional development resources for online learning. This pdf has a link to the full video as well as relevant links to additional resources
Comprehensive Centers' Support for Implementing Literacy Programs
Resource Type: Webinar
2020
Troubling results of the 2019 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) should trigger action on the part of state-level policymakers. This virtual conference from the National Association of ESEA State Program Administrators (NAESPA) featured presenters from the Comprehensive Center Network who discussed several validated steps states can take in prekindergarten through grade 3 to ensure reading success. The program included several implementation questions for states to consider for their work, examples of state initiatives to improve literacy outcomes, and additional resources forthcoming from the CCNetwork.
Evidence-Based Literacy Instruction within Remote Learning Environments
Resource Type: Policy/Policy brief
2020
This white paper summarizes research relevant to practical literacy instruction in remote and hybrid/blended environments with a focus on designing and delivering remote instruction, new literacies in online research and reading comprehension, and home-school partnerships.
Resources to Support Educators in the Georgia Dyslexia Pilot Program: Evidence-Based Literacy Instruction and Dyslexia
Resource Type: Bibliography
2020 PDF (pdf)
This Rapid Response document developed by the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) for the Region 6 Comprehensive Center contains a list of information sources and training opportunities for teachers to learn about dyslexia in general and within specific characteristics. These include dyslexia characteristics and instructional strategies to help students with dyslexia, and evidence-based literacy instruction, also known as “the science of reading” and “scientifically-based reading instruction.”
Evidence Based Literacy Instruction: Families as Partners
Resource Type: Video
2020
Marcia Kosanovich discusses the importance of communication in home school partnerships and offers links to videos for parents on supporting reading skills. This pdf has a link to the full video as well as relevant links to additional resources.
State Policy Considerations for 3rd Grade Literacy: Prepared for the Indiana Department of Education
Resource Type: Policy/Policy brief
2020
This brief summarizes information on comprehensive state policies and practices in meeting expectations/mandates for 3rd grade literacy in Indiana.