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How to Select, Implement, and Assess a Reading Intervention Program

Reading Plus | Feb 5, 2020 at 12:41 PM
According to a 2019 study by the National Center for Education Statistics, fewer than 40% of students in the United States demonstrate proficient levels of reading. Specifically: Read More

Santa Maria High School Students Make Great Gains with Reading Plus

Reading Plus | Jan 13, 2020 at 10:48 AM
SANTA MARIA, CALIFORNIA—Ninth-grade students in Santa Maria High School’s reading improvement class gained an average of 6.8 reading levels in the Reading Plus instructional program over the... Read More

How to Develop Reading Skills in Students: 3 Critical Strategies

Reading Plus | Nov 7, 2019 at 08:00 AM
Our education system invests heavily in developing students into successful, independent readers. Read More

How Literacy Leadership Influences Student Learning

Reading Plus | Oct 21, 2019 at 08:00 AM
School leaders have the power to cultivate a culture of literacy and keep both teachers and students engaged in effective literacy instruction.  A literacy leader creates a culture where teachers... Read More

The Science of Reading Efficiency: 5 Facts You Can't Ignore

Reading Plus | Aug 19, 2019 at 08:56 AM
The past 25 years have seen a wealth of innovations for reading instruction. Yet results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)—known as our nation's report card—have shown... Read More

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

Reading Plus | 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

Reading Plus | 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

It’s the LOVE, Y’all

Reading Plus | Nov 9, 2017 at 02:19 PM
Oprah Winfrey cut to the chase in her opening remarks at the 10th Anniversary celebration of the Ron Clark Academy (RCA) this past Friday in Atlanta, GA. She spoke to what makes this school so... Read More

An 11 Year Old Confronts a Lack of Diversity in Reading

Reading Plus | Jan 17, 2017 at 02:00 PM
It’s not every day you see an 11-year-old with as much spark, charisma, and commitment as a seasoned, professional public speaker give a talk to a room full of people. Read More

Reading/Writing Connection

Reading Plus | Dec 8, 2016 at 10:00 AM
“Nobody but a reader ever became a writer.” ~ Richard Peck   When I was teaching writing at a local community college in New York, I would assign readings to my students. I made a conscious... Read More

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