Success Stories

Mrs. Sharp is the best! It was hard work but worth it. I feel better about my reading and I have good work habits because of the tutoring. And I went from a kindergarten level to a high third grade level in one year.

- James, 10

...My son, who had dyslexia, was struggling with reading. He was starting third grade and I worried that if we didn't find something to help soon, he would struggle not only with reading but also with his self esteem for the rest of his life. Ann worked with him an hour a day and brought him up to a third grade level. He developed great work habits, found a tremendous increase in confidence, and discovered what it feels like to accomplish something great.

- Patti, mother of a son with dyslexia

I think Dr. Sharp is really fun and positive. She helped me learn to read and made me feel so proud of myself! Now I am not embarrassed when I have to read out loud in a group.

- Curtis, 12

Resources

The reading field abounds in information, both good and poor, concerning instructional approaches for struggling readers and dyslexics. While working on my degrees, my professors often referred to the plethora of misinformation as slick oil, because it is often packaged in testimonials and appealing rhetoric. Since there is a lot of misinformation out there about reading, and reading issues, we have listed for you some websites and other resources that you can go to for answers. These resources come from academically qualified authorities you can trust.

I can trust!

Professional Journals

Reading Research Quarterly
http://www.reading.org

Scientific Studies of Reading
http://www.triplesr.org

Exceptional Children
http://www.cec.sped.org

The Journal of Special Education
http://sed.sagepub.com/



National Reading Panel Resources

National Institute of Health and Human Development
http://www.nichd.nih.gov/

Putting Reading First: The research building blocks for Teaching Children to Read
http://www.nifl.gov/partnershipforreading

Reading:
http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/reading.cfm



Websites

Comprehensive/Skills Based:

K-3
http://reading.uoregon.edu/curricula/or_rfc_review_si.php

K-12
http://www.fcrr.org/
http://www.fcrr.org/FCRRReports/CReportsCS.aspx?rep=supp

K-12
http://www.iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/

Comprehension Intervention Strategies:

FCRR Story Retell Model
http://www.fcrr.org/assessment/ET/routines/pdf/ instRoutines_1CRMESIS.pdf

Graphic Organizers
http://www.readingquest.org/

Group Strategies
http://www.muskingum.edu/~cal/database/general/group.html #Reading

IRIS Reading Comprehension Strategy CSR
http://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/resources.html

Jabberwocky
http://www.alice-in-wonderland.net/school/alice1019.html

Jabberwocky explanation
http://www.alice-in-wonderland.net/jabberwocky.html

KWL
https://blackboard.byu.edu/ @@BEE1C92248190EA41172760BEC08503D/ courses/1/CJS242-20091-1/content/_2492028_1/KWL%20GroupReadingMethod.doc

Mental Imagery: Improving Text Recall
http://www.interventioncentral.org/htmdocs/interventions/rdngcompr/ mentalimg.php

Questioning Strategies
http://www.sedl.org/secac/rsn/quest.pdf

Sq3R Reading Strategy
http://www.studygs.net/texred2.htm

Using Poetry to develop Literacy
http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/literacynumeracy/inspire/research/ Hughes.pdf

Fluency:

AIMS web
http://www.aimsweb.com

Big Idea in Reading Fluency
http://reading.uoregon.edu/flu/index.php

Big Idea in Reading Fluency 2
http://reading.uoregon.edu/flu/flu_what.php

DIBELS
https://dibels.uoregon.edu/benchmark.php

U of U Reading Clinic – Fluency
http://www.uurc.utah.edu/General/Fluency.php

Oral Language:

English Language Learners ¡Coloríng Colorado! Resources
http://www.colorincolorado.org/

Utah State Website for ESL
http://www.schools.utah.gov/curr/ELLALS/

Utah State Standards for ESL
http://www.schools.utah.gov/curr/ELLALS/documents/ EnglishLanguageLearnersPS.pdf

Phonemic Awareness:

Big Ideas in Beginning Reading
http://reading.uoregon.edu

Phonics:

Reading Horizons
http://www.readinghorizons.com/

Putting it all together:

FCRR guide for Kindergarten Classrooms
http://www.fcrr.org/Curriculum/PDF/RWT_Kindergarten_final.pdf

FCRR guide for Fourth and Fifth Grade Classrooms
http://www.fcrr.org/curriculum/PDF/RWT_4thand5th_final.pdf

Research External Links:

FCRR guide for reviewing Core Reading programs
http://reading.uoregon.edu/curricula/con_guide.php

Florida Center for Reading Research
http://www.fcrr.org/index.htm

Florida Center for Reading Research Supplemental programs evaluation
http://www.fcrr.org/FCRRReports/CReportsCS.aspx?rep=supp

Free Lesson Plans and Materials from Verizon
http://www.thinkfinity.org/

Free Reading Resources
http://wwww.freereading.net/

Guide for reviewing Core Reading Programs
http://reading.uoregon.edu/curricula/con_guide.php

Intervention Central (RTI & Interventions)
http://www.interventioncentral.org/

IRIS Center at Vanderbilt University
http://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/

Oregon Reading First
http://oregonreadingfirst.uoregon.edu/

Reading Rocket Website
http://www.readingrockets.org/

SEDL Reading Resources
http://www.sedl.org/reading/framework/research.html

Summary of Florida schools with effective reading programs
http://www.fcrr.org/Interventions/pdf/ teachingAllStudentsToReadSummary.pdf

University of Oregon Big Ideas in Reading
http://reading.uoregon.edu/

University of Utah Reading Clinic
http://www.uurc.utah.edu/

U of O Review of Core Reading Programs
http://reading.uoregon.edu/curricula/core_report_amended_3-04.pdf

USOE English Language Learners Proficiency Standards
http://www.schools.utah.gov/curr/ELLALS/documents/ EnglishLanguageLearnersPS.pdf

USOE Secondary Language Arts Curriculum
http://www.schools.utah.gov/curr/lang_art/sec/default.htm

Response to Intervention:

Response to Intervention practices report What Works Clearning House and Institute of Education Science
http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/pdf/practiceguides/ rti_reading_pg_021809.pdf

Reviewing Reading Programs:

Florida Center for Reading Research Core Program review
http://www.fcrr.org/FCRRreports/guides/CCRP.pdf

Florida Center for Reading Research Supplemental programs evaluation
http://www.fcrr.org/FCRRReports/CReportsCS.aspx?rep=supp

University of Oregon Core Curriculum Review
http://reading.uoregon.edu/curricula/con_guide.php

Textbook Websites:

Florida Center for Reading Research
http://www.fcrr.org/Interventions/pdf/ teachingAllStudentsToReadSummary.pdf

Review of Comprehensive Reading Programs (2004). Retrieved April 6, 2007, University of Oregon, Oregon Reading First Center Web Site:
http://oregonreadingfirst.uoregon.edu/inst_curr_review.html
http://oregonreadingfirst.uoregon.edu/inst_si_prog_training.html
http://oregonreadingfirst.uoregon.edu/inst_ells.html

Vanderbilt University: Iris Center;
http://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/

Suggested Websites
http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/delivery?vid=6&hid=102&sid=4909

Writing Traits 6+1 Resources:
http://www.nwrel.org/assessment/department.php?d=1
http://www.nwrel.or/aassessment/promplts.php?odelay=2&d=1&prompt=1
http://www.nwrel.org/assessment/toolkit98.php
http://doe.sd.gov/curriculum/6plus1/teacerresources.asp

Vocabulary:

FCRR 2nd Grade lesson on using Prefixes
http://www.fcrr.org/assessment/ET/routines/pdf/ instRoutines_2VBWP.pdf

FCRR K-5 resources for vocabulary
http://www.fcrr.org/Curriculum/SCAindex.htmFlorida Center for Reading Research

Florida Center for Reading Research Vocabulary interventions Grades K-1
http://www.fcrr.org/Curriculum/pdf/GK-1/V_Final.pdf

Florida Center for Reading Research Vocabulary interventions Grades 2-3
http://www.fcrr.org/Curriculum/PDF/G2-3/2-3Vocab_3.pdf

Vocabulary interventions Grades 4-5
http://www.fcrr.org/curriculum/PDF/G4-5/45VPartFour.pdf

Writing:

Definition and Rational for Self Regulated Strategy Development
http://kc.vanderbilt.edu/casl/srsd.html

IRIS Center POW+TREE SRSD Strategy
http://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/pow/chalcycle.htm

IRIS: Writing Expository Essay Strategy
http://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/resources.html

Narrative Text Writing Univ Texas Austin
http://searchlight.utexas.org/content/Third/copy_of_third-grade-sequences/third-grade-writing-sequences/narrative-text-writing/narrative-text-structures

NWREL Writing Assessment
https://blackboard.byu.edu/webapps/portal/frameset.jsp?tab_id=_2_1&url=/webapps/blackboard/execute/launcher?type=Course&id=_906205_1&url=

Writing Next US Ed Report
http://www.all4ed.org/files/WritingNext.pdf

National Dyslexia Resources:

Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity founded by Bennett & Sally Shaywitz
http://dyslexia.yale.edu

The Fordham Institute
"Whole Language Hi Jinks" (get Adobe) by Dr. Louisa Moats

Fluency.Org
"Fluency: Achieving true mastery..." (get Adobe) by Carl Binder, Elizabeth Haughton & Barbara Bateman

 
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