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8 Research-Based Instructional Recommendations for Students with Signs of Dyslexia

Elizabeth Burnam | Aug 14, 2019 at 08:23 AM
One in five students has a language-based learning disability, the most common of which is dyslexia. Of students with reading difficulties, up to 80 percent are likely to have some form of... Read More

Using Data to Drive Literacy Instruction: NEW Features for Educators

Elizabeth Burnam | Aug 5, 2019 at 08:00 AM
Data seems to be driving every industry nowadays—and education is no exception. With administrators and teachers everywhere making the push to incorporate differentiated, data-driven instruction... Read More

The Hidden Hurdle of Silent Reading Instruction

Randi Bender | Nov 3, 2018 at 10:52 AM
Think about everything that’s happening while you read this blog. Your eyes work together to navigate these lines of text, taking in information that is delivered to a part of your brain called... Read More

How is Peach Ice Cream Connected to Student Reading Choice?

Randi Bender | Aug 10, 2018 at 08:00 AM
My father-in-law, Ira Bender, knew the answer. Although he's no longer with us, this story about his love for peach ice cream provides evidence that some kinds of choice are better than others. Read More

Get Lost! (In a Good Book)

Randi Bender | Jul 30, 2018 at 08:00 AM
One of the greatest pleasures is to get lost in a good book. Getting lost because of a good book can also be satisfying – I know, because it happened to me. I was commuting home after a long day... Read More

What Do Musicians and Readers Have in Common?

Alexandra Spichtig, Ph.D. | Jun 25, 2018 at 08:00 AM
As your eyes navigate across this line of text, are you aware of the physical process taking place? Probably not. For proficient readers, the physical act of reading happens effortlessly and... Read More

Teacher Appreciation Day 2018

Kelly Scannell | May 8, 2018 at 03:06 PM
Today’s the special day to show our appreciation and pile the love on all the teachers of this world. We celebrate you today because of WHY you got into teaching in the first place—to make a... Read More

Want to Improve Reading Comprehension? Here's How.

Randi Bender | Apr 20, 2018 at 07:37 AM
The recent article in The Atlantic magazine, “Why American Students Haven’t Gotten Better at Reading in 20 Years,” surprised a lot of folks. The article suggests that two decades of flat NAEP... Read More

Educated and Empowered Youth

Kelly Scannell | Mar 23, 2018 at 02:37 PM
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Word Play Is a Word Plus!

Dr. Tim Rasinski | Jan 19, 2018 at 07:00 AM
My wife and I were lucky enough to have our adult children with us over the holidays. We are avid game players, so we took full advantage of our time together. Every evening between Christmas and... Read More

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