Reading

This page provides links to research based instructional resources related to Reading.

This website provides information, technology and resources to support early literacy. The website includes definitions and descriptions of the research and theories behind each of the big ideas, describes how to assess the big ideas, and provides information on how to teach the big ideas in your classroom. In the “Resources” section you can find curriculum maps and download-able tools.

The Florida Center for Reading Research was established in 2002. The center conducts research on reading assessment and instruction and disseminates information related to literacy instruction for children pre-school through 12th grade. Teachers can find resources related to reading by clicking on Instructional Materials for Teachers, a link on the left side of the page.

These are web-based interactive modules developed by the IRIS center at Vanderbilt University. These interactive modules help translate evidence-based research into practice. Each module shows a video of how the interventions can be implemented in the classrooms. In addition, each module has links to numerous resources related to the topic including expert interviews, journal articles, websites etc. This page provides links to reading related modules.

 

This module outlines Collaborative Strategic Reading (CSR), a strategy for helping students to improve their reading comprehension skills. In CSR, students work together in small groups to apply comprehension strategies as they read text from a content area, such as social studies or science.

This module outlines the benefits of implementing PALS for Grades K–1, a peer tutoring strategy in which students work in pairs to strengthen their reading skills. Also included are step-by-step instructions for each of the PALS activities as well as printable PALS materials.

This module outlines the benefits of implementing PALS for Grades 2–6, a peer tutoring strategy in which students work in pairs to strengthen their reading skills. Also included are step-by-step instructions for each of the three PALS activities as well as printable PALS materials.

This module outlines the benefits of implementing PALS for high school, a peer tutoring strategy in which students work in pairs to strengthen their reading skills. Also included are step-by-step instructions for each of the three PALS activities as well as printable PALS materials.

This module illustrates different research-based reading strategies that may be used with the Response-to-Intervention model to improve reading skills.