1. Free webinar grades 5-12

App of the Week: Education’s best digital library

CommonLit is a free digital library of leveled texts — news articles, poems, short stories, and historical documents. You can filter collections by grade level, Lexile level, theme, genre, literary device, and even Common Core State Standards. Every passage includes footnotes with vocabulary words and essential background information. An adaptive-technology-type toolbar for online reading includes a dictionary, a highlighter, text-to-speech functionality, and translation features for 13 languages.

2. University of Texas RtI


Using Research to Inform Literacy Instruction: How Should We Teach Students to Read Unknown Words?

3. Texas Center for Learning Disabilities


Read Dr. Jenifer Juranek’s summary of a Vandermosten et al. (2016) meta-analysis of MRI brain imaging studies of prereading children and the implications for dyslexia.

January 2017

4. SPEDTex Academic Resources for Parents

Educational Leadership (March 2004 | Volume 61 | Number 6