Learning to Read

Black woman reading to her daughter

"Early reading skills provide the foundation for children's academic success." --Lonigan, et al., 1999

What We Know | Activities | Special Needs

What We Know

Age Level

Homespun Fun: Literacy-Rich Home Experiences, (podcast)
0-1 years
The Role of Fathers in Their Child’s Literacy Development
Pre-K
Emergent Literacy (videos for parents from CELL)
0-5 years
Kansas Guide to Learning Literacy
0-5 years
The Role of Early Education in Third Grade Reading Proficiency
0-5 years
Literacy Development: Lesley Morrow - video
0-5 years
Early Literacy Learning can be promoted through Experiences with Print and Language (pdf)
0-5 years
Developing Early Literacy: Report of the National Early Literacy Panel (pdf)
0-8 years
Pioneering Literacy in the Digital Wild West: Empowering Parents and Educators (pdf)
0-8 years
What Works: An Introductory Teacher Guide for Early Language and Emergent Literacy Instruction (pdf)
0-8 years
Reading Milestones: Toddlers
2-3 years
Reading Milestones: Preschoolers
3-4 years
How much are little ones really learning in preschool?
3-5 years
Literacy Unpacked: What Do We Mean by Literacy? (pdf)
3-8 years
Reading and Literacy Practices that Matter (pdf)
3-8 years
Early Literacy Guidance, prekindergarten - grade 3 (New York) (pdf)
3-8 years
Making the Most of Extra Time: Relationships Between Full-day Kindergarten Instructional Environments and Reading Achievement (pdf)
5-6 years
Reading Milestones: Kindergarteners
5-6 years
PALS: A Reading Strategy for Grades K-1
5-7 years
The Cognitive Foundations of Learning to Read: An interactive framework
5-8 years
Big Ideas in Beginning Reading
5-8 years
What Works Clearinghouse Report on Peer-Assisted Learning Strategies (PALS)
5-9 years
Improving Literacy Instruction in the Elementary School Setting (video)
5-12 years
Educational Leadership: Seven Literacy Strategies that Work
5-12 years
Developing Fluency (video)
7-10 years
Cognitive Strategy Instruction: Reading
8-18 years

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Activities

Age Level

Homespun Fun: Literacy-Rich Home Experiences, (podcast)
0-1 year
Helping Your Child Learn to Read (pdf)
0-5 years
CELL Pops – Posters for Parents and Classroom Teachers
0-5 years
Practice Guides Especially for Practioners
0-5 years
Wired to Read –Preschool: Ideas for incorporating computer technology into Early Literacy
3-5 years
Building Sentence Puzzles
5-7 years
Internet Public Library Reading Zone
5-12 years
Read, Write, Think Literacy Activities
5-18 years

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Special Needs

Age Level

EZ at 2: Simple Assistive Technology Ideas for Children Ages Birth to Three (pdf)
0-3 years
Emergent Literacy for Children with Combined Vision and Hearing Loss
0-5 years
Pioneering Literacy in the Digital Wild West: Empowering Parents and Educators about Digital Apps
0-8 years
What Does It Mean To Use Visual Supports for Literacy?
0-8 years
Resources for Talking About Reading with Families with Low Literacy Levels 0-10 years
Literacy and Braille for Students with Visual Impairments and Multiple Disabilities (various videos) (pdf)
3-21 years
Assistive Technology for Students with Visual Impairments and Multiple Disabilities (various videos) (pdf)
3-21 years
Relative Effectiveness of Dialogic, Interactive and Shared Reading Interventions (pdf)
3-6 years
Reading, Down Syndrome and predictors of differential Growth (podcast)
3-8 years
Predictors of and Interventions Associated with Later Literacy Accomplishments (pdf)
3-8 years
Differentiated Instruction: Maximizing the Learning of All Students
3-10 years
Reading and Language Outcomes of a Five-Year Randomized Evaluation of Transitional Bilingual Education (pdf)
5-10 years
Assisting Students Struggling with Reading: Response to Intervention (RTI) and Multi-Tier Intervention in the Primary Grades 5-11 years
Braille Word Games
5-13 years
Seeking Help for a Struggling Reader: 8 Steps for Parents
5-8 years
Empowering Parents Video (early signs of reading problems)
5-8 years
Teaching Reading to Students who are English Language Learners
5-10 years
Effective English Language Instruction for English Learners in the Elementary Grades (pdf)
5-11 years
Cornerstones: Building Blocks of Literacy
5-11 years
Assessment of English Language Learners (video)
5-12 years
Braille Bug
5-13 years