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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.

Culturally Responsive Teaching

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

Understand how to embrace diversity to cultivate academic success.

Product Spotlight


Benchmark Booster Special Edition

Targeted Resources That Address Unfinished Learning and Close Skill Gaps

Steps to Advance

Scaffolded Instruction to Build Content Vocabulary and Comprehension

Spring Forward

Tier 1 and 2 Intervention to Develop Close Reading Skills

Explore additional intervention solutions.

English Learners

Sound-Spelling Transfer Kit

Skill and Vocabulary Development for Transfer Between English and Spanish


Support for Older Newcomers and ELs at Preliterate or Primary Reading Levels

Advancing Language Learning

Resources to Build Social, Structural, and Academic Language

View resources for multilingual learners.

Spanish Resources

Enfoque en

Small-Group Resources: Literatura, Estudios sociales, Ciencia y tecnología

Fonética y gramática

Spanish Poems, Stories, and Nonfiction That Teach Initial Spanish Literacy Skills


Native Language Literacy Development Using the Spanish Phonetic Sequence

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

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...

Interactive Writing

Literacy expert C.C. Bates, author of Interactive Writing: Developing Readers Through Writing, talks with author and educator Patty McGee about how teachers use Interactive Writing and how they can do it better, in-person or virtually.

Gender and Intersectional Teaching

What voices and gendered perspectives do students experience in your classroom? How can you develop a more inclusive teaching practice? Author and educator Patty McGee and Maria Campanario, National Equity Consultant in Professional...

Culturally Responsive Teaching

Dr. Luvelle Brown, Superintendent of Ithaca City School District, shares his insights on the process, the pedagogies and the necessity of implementing culturally responsive teaching practices and how they can transform an educational community.

Conquering Dyslexia

Dr. Jan Hasbrouck describes the latest research on dyslexia, its early warning signs, and what families and educators can do to support success with structured literacy, multimodal experiences, and social-emotional support.

Common Myths About Dyslexia

Dr. Jan Hasbrouck defines dyslexia, clears up common misconceptions, and shares why this topic matters so much to her and should matter to everyone, in every school.

Learning Close at Heart

Patty McGee taught daily lessons for 9 weeks on the Benchmark Distance Learning - Literacy Block Facebook group. In this episode she talks about that experience and how it changed her teaching.

Independent Reading

Author / educator Patty McGee talks with reading expert Laura Robb about how teachers can make the time and space for independent reading and how their students benefit when they commit to it.

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