Effective Literacy Instruction

What do we know about literacy instruction? Enough to create literacy for all students. We must use evidence-based practices.

I am beyond tired of seeing teachers pass the buck, and not take responsibility for the learning of their students. It is beyond ridiculous.

Teachers, please actually become life-long learners and learn about dyslexia. You could help SO. MANY. PEOPLE.

“We now have considerable evidence available concerning the effectiveness of intensive and explicit reading interventions for children who have struggled in learning to read. We know, for example, that it is possible to teach almost all children to accurately apply the alphabetic principle in decoding novel words, even if they have struggled to acquire this skill during the first 3-4 years of schooling.

We also know that the text reading accuracy and reading comprehension of children with relatively severe reading disabilities can be accelerated dramatically by carefully administered interventions that are more intensive than instruction typically provided in special education settings.”

Torgesen, J.K., Alexander, A. W., Wagner, R.K., Rashotte, C.A., Voeller, K., Conway, T. & Rose, E. (2001a). Intensive remedial instruction for children with severe reading disabilities: Immediate and long-term outcomes from two instructional approaches. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 34, 33-58.