Comprehension and Writing: Where Do They Fit into the Science of Reading?

Research has shown that effective writing instruction improves students’ reading comprehension and fluency. In fact, background knowledge, vocabulary, and literacy knowledge can all be explicitly taught through writing instruction.

Aligning and Embedding: Critical Factors for Improving Outcomes for Older Students with Reading Difficulties

The recently released National Assessment of Educational Progress scores show that about a third of students in fourth and eigth grades are not able to read at even the “basic” achievement level. Without foundational reading skills, generally taught in kindergarten through third grade, students are unable to keep up with learning other subjects like math […]

Considering Dyslexia: Looking at the Big Picture

In honor of Dyslexia Awareness Month, we examine the history of dyslexia, how it can be identified, and how to provide effective supports for students with reading difficulties, including dyslexia.

How to Build and Sustain Multi-Tiered Systems of Support in Mathematics: Key Elements and Considerations

The goal of the Multi-Tiered Systems of Support framework is to ensure all children benefit from high-quality instruction and that those students who need additional support to fill gaps in their knowledge and skills receive intervention. Whether your district has already implemented MTSS for mathematics or is just getting started, tune in to this hour-long […]