HIGHLIGHTS OF TACKLING THE READING JUNGLE PART I:
Websites for reading resources and how to use the National Reading Panel’s findings:
Florida Center for Reading Research
The Florida Center for Reading Research conducts research on reading, growth, assessment, and instruction that contributes to the scientific knowledge of reading and benefits students throughout the nation. It disseminates information about research-based practices related to literacy instruction and assessment for children in pre-school through 12th grade.
The Center on Instruction
The Center on Instruction offers resources 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.
Reading Rockets is a national multimedia project offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help.
Reading instruction should be:
Gradual Release of Responsibility:
A research-based instructional model in which the responsibility for
task completion shifts gradually from the teacher to the student.
Scripted Reading Program: A program that tells the teacher and the student exactly what to say and do in the teaching of reading.
Teachers can judge the effectiveness of a reading program by ensuring it is:
Teachers collect data on students to:
Independent Student Centered Activities:
A reading/literacy lesson should typically take 90 minutes.