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The Science of Reading

Evidence points to the skills and instruction needed to develop a reading brain.

Discover how to put research into action.

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Decodable Texts

Developed with Wiley Blevins, decodable readers support acquisition of phonics skills.

Learn what the Science of Reading says about the importance of decodables.

Culturally Responsive Teaching

Representation and a funds-of-knowledge approach establish the foundation for learning.

Understand how to embrace diversity to cultivate academic success.

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Early literacy intervention with authentic Spanish resources that follow a Spanish phonics sequence


Support for older newcomers and other ELs at preliterate or primary reading levels

Benchmark Booster Special Edition

Targeted resources that address unfinished learning and close skill gaps

Explore additional intervention solutions.

English Language Development

Sound-Spelling Transfer Kit

Skill and vocabulary development for transfer between English and Spanish

Advance ALL

Age-appropriate leveled topic sets with scaffolds for literacy and English language development

Advancing Language Learning

Resources to build social, structural, and academic language

View resources for multilingual learners.

Spanish Resources

Libros decodificables

Application of explicit instruction in phonics and high-frequency words in decodable text

Fonética y gramática

Spanish poems, stories, and nonfiction that teach initial Spanish literacy skills

¡Vamos a leer!

Support for young students’ transition to reading and learning in Spanish

See a range of Spanish/bilingual materials.

A new podcast for teachers by teachers (and literacy experts)

Expert tips and the latest research, and personal stories behind the journey of great teaching

Amplifying AAPI Voices in the Classroom

Representation is key to all students’ educational success. Join Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion expert Jessica Velasco and Patty McGee as they discuss the "model minority" myth, overcoming personal bias, and practical ways to increase representation in the classroom.

Equity and the Sciences of Reading

Join Dr. Rachael Gabriel and Patty McGee for a discussion on the intersection of the Sciences of Reading and equity, as they explore research-based strategies for instruction that supports literacy achievement for every student.

The Sciences of Reading and Small-Group Instruction

Dr. Adria Klein and Patty McGee discuss how small-group instruction advances the Sciences of Reading by enabling flexibility, providing opportunities for observation and assessment, and bolstering responsive teaching that meets all learners’ needs.

A Practical Approach to the Sciences of Reading

What are we learning about how children learn to read? And how does that inform our instructional practices and accelerate student learning? Join Dr. C.C. Bates and Patty McGee as they discuss where theory meets practice in the literacy classroom.

The Sciences of Reading and The Whole Child

Understanding the evolving research about how children learn is critical in bolstering reading success. Dr. Rachael Gabriel and Dr. Peter Afflerbach discuss the intersection of The Sciences of Reading and motivation, engagement, and self-efficacy and how it informs best instructional practices.

Joyful Stories

During challenging times, joyful stories are more important than ever. Christine Taylor-Butler, author of more than 80 books and stories for young people, shares the importance of positive stories that affirm identity and provide uplifting experiences.

Writing Made Simple

When we simplify writing instruction it becomes joyful, meaningful and deeply fulfilling for everyone involved. Patty McGee, author of ‘Writer’s Workshop Made Simple: 7 Essentials for Every Classroom and Every Writer,’ shares some of the best ways for teachers to support writers in the classroom.

Asset-Based Support for Newcomers

What can we do to meet the needs of newcomer students in our schools? Silvia Dorta-Duque de Reyes discusses how to create welcoming environments for these students, from better understanding their unique needs to building their social-emotional and academic confidence to support impactful learning.

Trauma-Informed Care in Education

Restorative practitioner Steve Fiedeldy joins Patty McGee to discuss the importance of understanding and addressing trauma in an educational community.

Expanding the Science of Reading

The Science of Reading refers to a much-discussed body of research around how students learn to read. But what could be missing from the conversation?

Agency & Engagement

What is agency? And how is it supported by engagement in the classroom? Co-authors of WIRE for Agency, Jean Hayhurst and Jill DeRosa, join Patty McGee to define these terms...

Collaborative Writing

Leah Mermelstein , author of ‘"We-Do" Writing: Maximizing Practice to Develop Independent Writers,’ talks with author and educator Patty McGee about how collaboration between educators...

Creating Affirming Spaces for LGBTQIA+ Students

Teacher-Author Patty McGee and educator Lena Schmidt explore the work of creating spaces that affirm the identities of LGBTQ+ students within the classroom, the school, and the community.

Vocabulary Development for Newcomers

Vocabulary is critically important. By the end of first grade, vocabulary is a predictor of either reading success or reading problems in middle school and high school. Dr. Margarita Calderón joins author and educator Patty McGee to discuss...

Reycraft Books Libraries

Native American Collection includes award-winning authors and illustrators.

Enfoque en

Authentic Spanish texts enrich instruction and build content knowledge.

Read at Home Kits

Family-friendly kits support learning outside the classroom.

Steps to Advance

Gradual steps provide a scaffold to complex text.

PD Essentials

Explicitly connect writing to children's reading.

Spot On

Small-group nonfiction and fiction feature 10 key content strands.

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