Literacy/Reading Resources

Organizations, Websites:

Reading Rockets  
Provides detailed information about learning to read and strategies for supporting struggling readers at home, school, and in the community. It offers news practical information, expert advice, and resources for parents, teachers, child-care workers, and policy makers.

International Dyslexia Association (IDA)
An international global advocacy and membership organization that was created in 1956 to improve reading instruction. An excellent resource for both parents and educators. It publishes resources, sets the standard for literacy professionals and teacher education programs, and hosts literacy conferences.

The Reading League  
An excellent resource for educators to help them to align their literacy instruction to the science of reading. Just a few of the offerings are: professional development, information on their site about literacy instruction, regular podcasts, a peer reviewed journal, and an opportunity to become a member.

Florida Center for Reading Research
Excellent resource for teachers. Includes: Resource database, student center activities for pre-kindergarten to grade 5, etc. Links to Florida Learning Disabilities Research Center, another great research site for LD.

International Literacy Association
International Literacy Association is a professional organization connecting research & practice to continuously improve the quality of literacy instruction.

Dyslexia Help
A website developed by the University of Michigan that provides information and resources about dyslexia for parents, adults with dyslexia, and professionals.
The section for Professionals covers:  Learn about Dyslexia, Students Strengths & Interests, Dyslexia and Intervention, Apps for Dyslexia & Learning Disabilities, Software & Assistive Technology.

Books:

Overcoming Dyslexia.  Author: Sally Shaywitz. 2nd Edition Published 2020.
A New and Complete Science-based program for reading problems at any level. It provides useful information for parents, adults, educators. The 1st edition, published in 2003, also has valuable information for parents, adults, educators

The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan.  Author: Ben Foss.
For Parents: A Blueprint for Renewing Your Child’s Confidence and Love of Learning

Essentials for Assessing, Preventing, and Overcoming Reading Difficulties.  Author: David Kilpatrick. Published 2015.
Educators; provides current, evidence-based guidelines on assessment, interventions, and educational programming. Parents who want to have a better understanding of what current, evidence-based reading instruction is all about would benefit by reading this book.

Multisensory Teaching of Basic Language Skills. Edited by Judith Birsh & Suzanne Carreker. published in 2018 by  Brookes Pub. Co.
A detailed, excellent resource for educators. Goes into depth about Science of Reading, Structured Literacy, MultiSensory Approach to teaching literacy skills, etc.

Language At the Speed of Sight.  Author:  Mark Seidenberg.
How We Read, Why So Many Can’t, And What Can Be Done About It

Reading In The Brain. Author:  Stanislas Dehaene.
The New Science of How We Read