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5 Characteristics of Effective Structured Literacy Teaching

What does one of today’s most respected literacy experts have to say about the five characteristics of effective structured literacy instruction? Find out in this free download, adapted from the third edition of the widely used literacy textbook Speech to Print by Louisa Cook Moats. Read More

Why This Book?: Story Frames for Teaching Literacy

Aligned with the science of reading, the innovative book Story Frames for Teaching Literacy provides in-depth guidance on how to use knowledge of 12 key story elements to strengthen core literacy skills and help all learners develop a lifelong love of reading and writing. Read More

4 Steps for Teaching New Vocabulary

Add that tip to your language and literacy toolkit along with the three others outlined in this download, adapted from the teacher-friendly guide Next STEPS in Literacy Instruction. Read More

10 Ways to Use a Whiteboard to Support Student Communication

Adding a simple whiteboard to a classroom can help support student communication in several different ways. Get ten practical ideas for using a whiteboard to strengthen student’s communication skills, in this tip sheet adapted from the essential school-based SLP resource The Speech Language Pathologist’s Handbook for Inclusive School Practices. Read More

11 Things to Include in Your Classroom Library (That Aren’t Storybooks!)

Stocking your classroom library with a wide variety of print materials like maps, trading cards, and graphic novels can increase student engagement with reading and boost literacy development. See 11 examples of diverse print and digital materials to consider adding to your classroom literacy center, in this free download adapted from Comprehensive Literacy for All. Read More