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Dr. Ruth Kaminski
Dr. Ruth Kaminski
Co-author of Acadience® Reading
Screening for Dyslexia: Not a “One-and-Done” Event By Dr. Ruth Kaminski, Acadience Learning
October 5, 2021

Reading disorders, including dyslexia, are an important issue meriting our attention. As of this writing, almost all 50 states have legislative rules and guidelines for identifying dyslexia (National Center on Improving Literacy). As someone who has spent over 30 years developing and researching assessments for the purpose of preventing reading disabilities, I believe it is time to reflect on what is known about screening and assessment and ask, “How does screening specifically for dyslexia differ from best practices in screening to prevent reading difficulties?”

Hannah Irion-Frake
Hannah Irion-Frake
Third-Grade Public School Teacher
Elementary Literacy Intervention: What You Need to Know This School Year
September 23, 2021

The simple view of reading states that reading comprehension is the product of word recognition and language comprehension. This simple, yet powerful, equation informs both my beginning-of-the-year assessments and the reading interventions I provide for my third-grade students. Since my end goal is reading comprehension, I need to assess and support my students in both their word-recognition skills and their language comprehension abilities

Marilyn Sprick
Marilyn Sprick
Author of Readwell
Intensifying Literacy Instruction: COVID’s Silver Lining
September 14, 2021

During normal times, two groups of students have been at the heart of my literacy work. They are our fragile readers—fragile because they are young and just beginning to read, or fragile because they are older students who haven’t read well for years. As we navigate through these COVID years, we continue to hear messages of hope for these students.

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Voyager Sopris Learning
The Reading, Writing, and Math Intervention Specialist
Reading Intervention in Elementary Grades
September 2, 2021

As teachers face the prospect of more students struggling with reading, they will be looking for proven approaches to get them up to speed. The good news is that research shows almost all K–5 students who have difficulty learning to read can gain proficiency if they receive literacy intervention developed with evidence-based, research-validated teaching practices.

  • Reading Intervention
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Hannah Irion-Frake
Hannah Irion-Frake
Third-Grade Public School Teacher
Back to School: The Need for Independent Reading Practice
August 19, 2021

I have often heard third grade described as the year students shift from learning to read to reading to learn. And while there is accuracy to that statement, I have found that third grade feels more like the year we juggle between supporting students who are still learning to read and engaging those who are reading to learn.

  • Voyager Passport
Dr. Lucy Hart Paulson
Author of Good Talking Words
Early Childhood Education and the Science of Reading: Recipes to Last a Lifetime
August 12, 2021

Who loves good cookies and what are your favorite kinds? As you know, cookies are a collection of ingredients put together following a sequence of steps, resulting in tasty outcomes.

  • Science of Reading