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Posts from April 2014

April 2014

Dr. Michael Solis

Read Dr. Michael Solis' thoughts about the possible genetic components of reading comprehension, based on Petrill, S. A. (2013). Relating reading comprehension to language and broader reading skills. In B. Miller, L. Cutting, & P. McCardle (Eds.), Unraveling reading comprehension: Behavioral, neurobiological, and genetic components (pp. 193–202). Baltimore, MD: Brookes.

Posts from March 2014

March 2014

Dr. Eleanor H. Hanlon

Read guest author Dr. Eleanor Hanlon’s recommendations about writing instruction, based on Graham, S., Bollinger, A., Booth Olsen, C., D’Aost, C., MacArthur, C., McCutchen, D., & Olinghouse, N. (2012). Teaching elementary school students to be effective writers: A practice guide (NCEE 2012-4058). Washington, DC: National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance. Retrieved from

Posts from February 2014

February 2014

Dr. Nancy Scammacca

Read Dr. Nancy Scammacca’s recommendations about summer reading interventions, based on Kim, J., & Quinn, D. (2013). The effects of summer reading on low-income children’s literacy achievement from kindergarten to grade 8: A meta-analysis of classroom and home interventions. Review of Educational Research83, 386–431.

Posts from January 2014

January 2014

Dr. Jack Fletcher

Read Dr. Jack Fletcher’s recommendations about writing interventions, based on Graham, S., McKeown, D., Kiuhara, S., & Harris, K. R. (2012). A meta-analysis of writing instruction for students in the elementary grades. Journal of Educational Psychology104(4), 879–896.

Posts from December 2013

December 2013

Dr. Greg Roberts

Read Dr. Greg Roberts’ recommendations about meta-strategic knowledge and practice, based on Zohar, A., & Ben David, A. (2008). Explicit teaching of meta-strategic knowledge in authentic classroom situations. Metacognition Learning, 3, 59–82.

Posts from November 2013

November 2013

Dr. Karla K. Steubing

Read Dr. Karla K. Steubing’s recommendations about learning styles, based on Pashler, H., McDaniel, M., Rohrer, D., & Bjork, R. (2008). Learning styles: Concepts and evidence. Psychological Science in the Public Interest, 9(3), 1–18.

Posts from October 2013

October 2013

Dr. Michael Vaughn

Read Dr. Michael Vaughn’s recommendations on discovery learning, based on Alfieri, L., Brooks, P. J., Tenenbaum, H. R., & Aldrich, N. J. (2011). Does discovery-based instruction enhance learning? Journal of Educational Psychology, 103(1), 1–18.

Posts from September 2013

September 2013

Dr. Jeremy Miciak

Read Dr. Jeremy Miciak’s thoughts about the implications of actuarial classifications of learning disabilities, based on Macmann, G. M., Barnett, D. W., Lombard, T. J., Belton-Kocher, E., & Sharpe, M. N. (1989). On the actuarial classification of children: Fundamental studies of classification agreement. The Journal of Special Education, 23(2), 127–149.

August 2013

Dr. Marcia Barnes

Read Dr. Marcia Barnes’ thoughts about the relationship between reading and math achievement, based on ​​Glenberg, A., Willford, J., Gibson, B., Goldberg, A., & Zhu, X. (2012). Improving reading to improve math. Scientific Studies of Reading, 16, 316–340.

Posts from July 2013

July 2013

Dr. Amie Grills

Read Dr. Amie Grills's recommendations about treating childhood anxiety in schools, based on Sulkowski, M. L., Joyce, D. K., & Storch, E. A. (2012). Treating childhood anxiety in schools: Service delivery in a response to intervention paradigm. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 21, 938–947.