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Effective Strategies that Boost Reading Comprehension

This multimedia overview highlights key research findings and specific practice implications for comprehension strategy instruction.

Getting More Books into the Hands of More Children

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library of Indiana is well on its way to being available to every child under the age of five in Indiana, with the...

Choosing Texts for Comprehension Strategy Instruction

Trainers, coaches, and lead teachers are encouraged to use this ool to provide in­service training on teaching comprehension strategies. This tool...

Literacy Comprehension Strategies

Comprehension strategies are specific procedures that guide students to become aware of howwell they comprehend as they attempt to read and write....

Partner Reading

This video depicts a second-grade whole class engaging in a partner reading activity. There are 14 students in this demonstration and they are...

Weekly Reading Practice Routine

In the instructional routine outlined in this resource, students work to improve their fluency daily. Additionally, they work to improve their...

Strategies to Build Reading Fluency

This resource contains two reading-fluency strategy lessons.  Both strategies are easily taught and have been demonstrated to be very effective...

ILEARN Test Blueprint English Language Arts All Grades 2025-2026 | Through-Year ILEARN (Checkpoints) Assessment

These blueprints reflect the standards tested in each checkpoint for the Through-Year ILEARN (Checkpoints) Assessment pilot program.

Foundational Literacy for Families: Early Writing

Writing through the early years is complex. Children must have plenty of opportunities to explore both the concept that they can control and create...

March Madness Classroom Activities

Whether you're a basketball fan or not, March Madness offers educators an exciting entry point for their learners. This Wakelet collection, curated...

Interactive History with Historypin

This video will give you an introduction to and show you features of the interactive mapping software Historypin. Historypin is a free,...

Knowledge Acquisition and Transformation

This workshop features Dr. Kay Wijekumar from Literacy.IO. A large population of students have not mastered reading comprehension. Practitioners...

Newsela: Connect Current Events to Today's Student

With a targeted and bold goal to improve reading comprehension in students grades 2 through 12, Newsela offers an extensive digital library spanning...

CommonLit Tutorial

Look no further if you're looking for quality, rigorous, and standards-based texts for literacy instruction! CommonLit provides...

CommonLit: An Online Library of Free Texts

CommonLit provides instructional materials to support literacy development aimed at students in grades 5-12. Included in their library are short...

Google Slides: Reading Recordings with Vocaroo

Have you ever thought, "My students just aren't old enough to use Google Slides?" or "I'm not sure I can foster strong reading skills using the...

6 Ways to Use Digital Storytelling in the Classroom

Many students use digital storytelling to demonstrate their knowledge and ability to write narrative stories. However, the power of digital...

Digital Storytelling as Authentic Assessment

To help students develop 21st-century skills, they will need to move beyond the traditional tests usually given and provide more authentic,...

Digital Storytelling: Sample Rubric

When you're ready to assess student digital stories, it will be helpful to use a rubric.  There's no need to create your own when Kathy Schrock,...