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Includes resources for district and school administrators, teachers, and reading coaches

District/School Administrators

Teaching All Students to Read in Elementary School: A Guide for Principals
This quick start guide for elementary school-level instructional leaders is based on scientific research on reading and reading instruction as well as on studies of successful schools and interviews with successful principals. It includes critical elements of an effective reading program in elementary school, critical tasks for principals as literacy leaders, and special considerations for reading instruction after third grade.

Teachers & Reading Coaches

FCRR: Student Center Activities, Grades K-5
During 2004-2007, the Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR) created Student Center Activities for use in kindergarten through fifth grade classrooms. Accompanying these activities is a Teacher Resource Guide and Professional Development DVD that offers important insights on differentiated instruction and how to use the student center materials.

Doing What Works Clearinghouse
You will find videos, slideshows, and tools for using proven teaching practices. These tools are based on findings from the What Works Clearinghouse.

Improving K-3 Reading Comprehension
Research suggests that students who read with understanding at an early age gain broader access to texts, knowledge, and educational opportunities. To help students master the complex array of skills required for reading comprehension, schools need to begin instruction in the early primary grades.

Response to Intervention in Primary Grade Reading
This guide offers five specific recommendations to help educators identify struggling readers and implement evidence-based strategies to promote their reading achievement.

Center on Instruction
The Center on Instruction offers materials and resources on reading that help educators improve reading outcomes for students in grades K-12, prevent reading difficulties from developing in the early grades, and meet instructional challenges of diversity in students’ ability and readiness for learning to read.

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Last updated on December 21, 2017