• Notable

    Talking Shapes Study

    Can an app help PreK & K students learn to read, spell, and write? 
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     Dyslexia Awareness

    Tap into Margie Gillis’ expertise.

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Teaching and Learning

What We Know
About Oral Language

Reading is a language-based skill.  Read More


What We Do To
Teach Oral Language

Set up routines for oral language practice, such as “permanent partners.” Read More


lightbulb_iconTeaching Tips

Explicitly teach and practice “academic language,” the language used in the classroom and the workplace. Read More


books_iconRecommended Reading

Text talk: Capturing the benefits of read aloud experiences for young children. Read More

Comprehensive Literacy Instruction

The Literacy How Reading Wheel depicts the essential components of comprehensive literacy. Empower your practice with Literacy How-To! Link what we know about learning to read (research) to what we do in the classroom. Explore the NEW
Literacy How
Reading Wheel