Effective Literacy Instruction

Research on the Science of Reading and Effective Literacy Instruction has proven that instruction needs to be diagnostic and prescriptive, explicit, sequential, cumulative, and systematically teach all of the important components of reading. 

Structured Literacy is a term that is becoming well known to describe an evidenced-based approach to teach the literacy skills of oral language, reading, spelling, and writing. It is effective for regular literacy instruction in the classroom and is particularly needed for targeted literacy intervention when working with struggling readers. This is an over-all approach. Evidenced-based reading intervention programs that explicitly and systematically teach students word recognition and comprehension skills will fit under this approach.

Resource: Visit the website; International Dyslexia Association (IDA) for more information about Structured Literacy and other topics related to dyslexia and reading.