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Antonio Fierro
Dr. Antonio Fierro
Literacy Expert and English Language Educator
Middle School English Language Learners: Mindful and Strategic Instruction
January 13, 2022

Let’s look at the English Learner through a linguistic lens and consider two different constructs: language acquisition and literacy development. These two are independent constructs with their own characteristics and phases of development.

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Therese Pickett
Implementation Specialist, Voyager Sopris Learning
Meeting Students Where They Are: High-Stakes Assessments in Our Current Environment
January 6, 2022

There has been much debate about high-stakes testing in this past year and particularly as students have returned to in-person learning with the uncertainty of remaining in person.

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Louise Spear Swerling
Dr. Louise Spear-Swerling
Literacy Expert
The Role of Structured Literacy Instruction in Every Child's Education
December 1, 2021

Structured Literacy (SL) approaches share a focus on certain types of content, and they exemplify specific instructional features.

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Dr. Stephanie Stollar
Dr. Stephanie Stollar
Founder of Stephanie Stollar Consulting L.L.C.
and creator of The Reading Science Academy
What Makes Intervention Instruction More Intensive?
November 2, 2021

One pervasive myth about dyslexia is that students with this neurobiological difference can’t or won’t learn to read. Fortunately, research indicates that this is not the case.

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Dr. Suzanne Carreker
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Lee-Ann Tolfree Mertzlufft
Understanding Dyslexia Today: An Interview with Dr. Suzanne Carreker and Lee-Ann Tolfree Mertzlufft
October 5, 2021

Dyslexia, the most common learning disability, affects as much as 15% to 20% of the population. What exactly is this learning difference? How can educators better understand dyslexia? And how can we best meet the needs of students with dyslexia today?

Dr. Ruth Kaminski
Dr. Ruth Kaminski
Co-author of Acadience® Reading
Screening for Dyslexia: Not a “One-and-Done” Event By Dr. Ruth Kaminski, Acadience Learning
October 5, 2021

Reading disorders, including dyslexia, are an important issue meriting our attention. As of this writing, almost all 50 states have legislative rules and guidelines for identifying dyslexia (National Center on Improving Literacy). As someone who has spent over 30 years developing and researching assessments for the purpose of preventing reading disabilities, I believe it is time to reflect on what is known about screening and assessment and ask, “How does screening specifically for dyslexia differ from best practices in screening to prevent reading difficulties?”