Resources/Professional Development

On this page, you will find resources for anyone who is wanting to learn more about reading instruction.  While there are a few different sections, I would encourage every to few all of the links on this page, even if you're a teacher looking in the parent section.  There is plenty to be learned for all!

Parents:

In this section, you will find a handful of articles for parents who are looking to help their child become a better reader.  

For parents who have children that are not yet in school, here are some very practical tips for  parents of babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. to help develop reading before they ever get to school.   For parents who already have children in school here are some great resources to help if you child is struggling to read. 

As always, if you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact your child's teacher!  They are wanting to help out your child in any way that they can!


Teachers:

This section will be full of resources for teachers to use to help their students become better readers.   Check out  this pagethis page to see strategies in developing Phonological Awareness, Phonics, Fluency, Vocabulary, Comprehension, and Writing.  If you have students struggling with a specific skill, that page provides numerous strategies to help that student out!  Here are some more helpful links to help with student that might be struggling readers, have learning disabilities, or are English Language Learners.  


Literacy Coaches:

Literacy coaches can play a huge role in a students reading development, so this section for those literacy coaches.  Here are some ways to increase your effectiveness in you coaching.    Here is also some help on how you can impact everyone in the school.  


Speakers:

There are wide range of speakers that also speak on most of the topics discussed in all of these readings.  One leading keynote speaker is Katie Garner who does a great job breaking down the science of reading for teachers.  You can find many of her keynote speeches  here


Memberships:

Here some great groups that you can join to learn more about the science of reading:


Conferences:

There are also a variety of conferences that teachers and parents can attend, both in person and virtually.