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Reading Instruction for English Learners With Learning Disabilities

Organization: Council for Learning Disabilities

This infosheet presents a brief review of several validated instructional practices for developing the reading skills of English learners with learning disabilities. The infosheet includes instructional suggestions and essential reading skills shown in studies to benefit English learners. 

https://www.council-for-learning-disabilities.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/CLD_EL_LD_Reading2016-FINAL.pdf

Topic(s): English Language Learners, Reading Instruction
Intended Audience(s): Administrators, Campus Leaders, Teachers
Grades K-3
Media Type(s): Document/Report

Date posted on this site: Friday, November 03, 2017


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Effective Vocabulary Instruction for K to 12th-Grade Students Experiencing Learning Disabilities

Organization: Council for Learning Disabilities

This infosheet discusses answers to frequently asked questions. Additionally, it provides research-based strategies and instructional routines to increase the vocabulary development of students with learning disabilities, especially in reading comprehension. The infosheet also discusses Marzano’s six steps for teaching new words, which can be used with all students, including those with learning disabilities.

https://www.council-for-learning-disabilities.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Vocabulary-Word-2013.pdf

Topic(s): English Language Learners, Reading Instruction
Intended Audience(s): Administrators, Campus Leaders, Teachers
Grades K-3, Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Media Type(s): Document/Report

Date posted on this site: Friday, November 03, 2017


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Promoting Reading Comprehension in Secondary Students With LD

Organization: Council for Learning Disabilities

This report includes information from a presentation on promoting reading comprehension in secondary students with learning disabilities. The report discusses the importance of reading comprehension and the goals for secondary students. It also outlines a research-based comprehension guide for English language learners.

https://www.council-for-learning-disabilities.org/promoting-reading-comprehension-in-secondary-students-with-learning-disabilities

Topic(s): English Language Learners, Reading Instruction, Intervention, RTI
Intended Audience(s): Administrators, Campus Leaders, Parents, Teachers
Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Media Type(s): Document/Report

Date posted on this site: Friday, November 03, 2017


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Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for English Language Arts and Reading

Organization: Texas Education Agency

The English Language Arts and Reading Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) have seven strands of essential knowledge to be integrated into instruction. Not all strands require the same amount of instructional time; they can be presented at any time during the school year and intergrated throughout the year. 

http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/rules/tac/chapter110/index.html

Topic(s): English Language Learners, Reading Instruction, Teacher Preparation
Intended Audience(s): Administrators, Campus Leaders, District Leaders, Others, Parents, Researchers/Faculty, State Leaders, Teachers, Technical Assistance Providers
Grades K-3, Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Media Type(s): Website

Date posted on this site: Friday, November 03, 2017


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ELITE2: English Learner Institute for Teaching and Excellence

Organization: The Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk

Project ELITE2 is a model demonstration project sponsored by the Office of Special Education Programs in the U.S. Department of Education. This project operates within the Language for Learning Institute of The Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk at The University of Texas at Austin. The goal of the project is to develop, implement, and evaluate a multitiered instructional model for English learners in the elementary grades that focuses on language and literacy development. The project is one of three model demonstration sites collaborating to optimize educational outcomes for English learners, specifically those with or at risk of having a learning disability.

https://www.elitetexas.org

Topic(s): English Language Learners, Progress Monitoring, Reading Instruction, Screening
Intended Audience(s): Administrators, Campus Leaders, District Leaders, Others, Parents, Researchers/Faculty, State Leaders, Teachers, Technical Assistance Providers
Grades K-3
Media Type(s): Website

Date posted on this site: Friday, November 03, 2017


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Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services Letter to Schools on Guidance on Dyslexia

Organization: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

This letter was written for educators across the United States in 2015 from the U.S. Department of Education's assistant secretary of education. The purpose of the letter was to clarify that nothing in the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act prohibits the use of the terms dyslexia, dyscalculia, and dysgraphia in evaluations, eligibility determinations, or individualized education plan documents. The letter addresses the need for schools to screen students and conduct an evaluation under the education laws. The letter states that educators should use a multitiered instructional framework; identify students at risk for poor learning outcomes, including those who may have dyslexia, dyscalculia, or dysgraphia; monitor their progress; provide evidence-based interventions; and adjust the intensity and nature of those interventions depending on a student’s responsiveness. The letter clarifies misconceptions schools have about disabilities like dyslexia.

https://www2.ed.gov/policy/speced/guid/idea/memosdcltrs/guidance-on-dyslexia-10-2015.pdf

Topic(s): Reading Instruction, RTI, LD Identification, Screening
Intended Audience(s): Administrators, Campus Leaders, District Leaders, Parents, Researchers/Faculty, State Leaders, Teachers, Technical Assistance Providers
Grades K-3, Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Media Type(s): Document/Report

Date posted on this site: Friday, October 20, 2017


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Hard to Read: How American Schools Fail Kids With Dyslexia

Organization: American Public Media

This online documentary report and accompanying audio version explore firsthand accounts from educators, parents, students, and researchers who have encountered schools that fail to identify students with dyslexia and deny proper treatment. Dyslexia is also explained. The audio version includes recordings of students reading—both students with and without dyslexia. The report discusses reading education history, the need for teacher training to help students with dyslexia, the costs for help, and the stress on families. 

https://www.apmreports.org/story/2017/09/11/hard-to-read

Topic(s): Reading Instruction, Intervention, RTI, District RTI, Funding, LD Identification, Middle/High School RTI, School RTI, Screening, Teacher Preparation
Intended Audience(s): Administrators, Campus Leaders, District Leaders, Others, Parents, Researchers/Faculty, State Leaders, Teachers, Technical Assistance Providers
Grades K-3, Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Media Type(s): Document/Report

Date posted on this site: Friday, October 20, 2017


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Language Objectives: The Key to Effective Content Area Instruction for English Learners

Organization: Colorín Colorado

This article provides an overview of how to use language objectives in content area instruction for English learners and offers classroom-based examples from different grade and subject levels.

http://www.colorincolorado.org/article/language-objectives-key-effective-content-area-instruction-english-learners

Topic(s): Behavior, Culturally Diverse, English Language Learners, Reading Instruction, RTI, Middle/High School RTI, School RTI, What is RTI?, Screening, Teacher Preparation
Intended Audience(s): Administrators, Campus Leaders, District Leaders, Parents, State Leaders
Grades K-3, Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Media Type(s): Document/Report

Date posted on this site: Friday, October 20, 2017


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Strategies and Interventions to Support Students With Mathematics Disabilities

Organization: Council for Learning Disabilities

This nine-page document provides an overview of strategies and resources to support students with or at risk for mathematics learning disabilities. Included are links to resources to support educators.

https://www.council-for-learning-disabilities.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Math_Disabilities_Support.pdf

Topic(s): English Language Learners, Mathematics Instruction, Progress Monitoring, Reading Instruction, Intervention
Intended Audience(s): Parents, Researchers/Faculty, Teachers
Grades K-3, Grades 4-5
Media Type(s): Document/Report

Date posted on this site: Friday, October 20, 2017


Intensive Intervention (Part 2): Collecting and Analyzing Data for Data-Based Individualization (IRIS Module)

Organization: IRIS Center, Vanderbilt University

This is part 2 of a two-part training module on individualizing student instruction and intervention. This part reviews the utility of using data to inform instructional decisions. The module discusses how diagnostic assessment and progress-monitoring data are collected and analyzed in an effort to implement intensive interventions.

https://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/module/dbi2/

Topic(s): Mathematics Instruction, Progress Monitoring, Reading Instruction, Intervention, RTI, Middle/High School RTI, School RTI, Screening
Intended Audience(s): Administrators, Campus Leaders, Teachers
Grades K-3, Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8
Media Type(s): Online Module, Website

Date posted on this site: Friday, July 28, 2017


Intensive Intervention (Part 1): Data-Based Individualization to Intensify Instruction (IRIS Module)

Organization: IRIS Center, Vanderbilt University

This is part 1 of a two-part training module on individualizing student instruction and intervention. The module provides information regarding the purpose of intensive interventions, data-based individualization processes, and how an instructor can intensify interventions for individuals.

https://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/module/dbi1/#content

Topic(s): Mathematics Instruction, RTI, Middle/High School RTI, What is RTI?, Teacher Preparation
Intended Audience(s): Campus Leaders, Teachers
Grades K-3, Grades 4-5
Media Type(s): Online Module, Website

Date posted on this site: Friday, July 28, 2017


Doing What Works Library

Organization: WestEd

WestEd has provided the Doing What Works Library as a resource cache for researchers and educators. This library is packed with interviews, multimedia, sample materials, and tools for educators to implement in their classrooms and schools. The materials are based on research reviews endorsed by the Institute of Education Sciences.

https://dwwlibrary.wested.org/

Topic(s): Behavior, Culturally Diverse, English Language Learners, Mathematics Instruction, Progress Monitoring, Reading Instruction, Intervention, RTI, District RTI, School RTI, What is RTI?, Screening, Teacher Preparation
Intended Audience(s): Administrators, Campus Leaders, District Leaders, Parents, State Leaders, Technical Assistance Providers
Grades K-3, Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Media Type(s): Website

Date posted on this site: Friday, July 28, 2017


Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning

Organization: Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning

This website provides information on the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning, and links to research supporting social and emotional learning in classrooms, videos for educators and researchers, and guides for implementing social and emotional learning techniques in the classroom.

http://www.casel.org/

Topic(s): Behavior
Intended Audience(s): Administrators, Campus Leaders, District Leaders, Researchers/Faculty, State Leaders
Grades K-3, Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Media Type(s): Website

Date posted on this site: Friday, July 28, 2017


Professional Learning and Techincal Assistance (WestEd)

Organization: WestEd

This WestEd website provides numerous links to professional learning and technical assistance programs and webinars. These workshops, websites, and other resources are aimed at education and human service agencies for the improvement of educational outcomes for children and young adults with disabilities.

https://www.wested.org/services/professional-learning-and-technical-assistance/?pag=1

Topic(s): Culturally Diverse, English Language Learners, Mathematics Instruction, Progress Monitoring, Teacher Preparation
Intended Audience(s): Administrators, Campus Leaders, District Leaders, Researchers/Faculty, Teachers, Technical Assistance Providers
Grades K-3, Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Media Type(s): Website

Date posted on this site: Friday, July 28, 2017


IDA Dyslexia Handbook: What Every Family Should Know

Organization: International Dyslexia Association

A free family handbook about dyslexia and its characteristics, this handbook provides information on assessments, effective teaching approaches, self-advocacy ideas, and a vast array of resources. It contains information throughout a child’s life, from elementary school through college. It discusses how the difficulty a child with dyslexia has with reading, spelling, and/or speaking varies from person to person due to inherited differences in brain development, as well as the type of teaching the child receives.

https://dyslexiaida.org/ida-dyslexia-handbook/

Topic(s): Reading Instruction, Intervention, RTI, LD Identification, Screening
Intended Audience(s): Administrators, Campus Leaders, Parents, Teachers, Technical Assistance Providers
Grades K-3, Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Media Type(s): Document/Report, Website

Date posted on this site: Monday, June 26, 2017


Center on Technology and Disability

Organization: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs

The Center on Technology and Disability provides a wealth of free resources—personal and professional development webinars, articles, guides, training materials, and more—on assistive and instructional technology, which allows children across the ability spectrum to participate fully at home, in school, and in the community.

http://ctdinstitute.org

Topic(s): Culturally Diverse
Intended Audience(s): Administrators, Campus Leaders, District Leaders, Parents, State Leaders, Teachers, Technical Assistance Providers
Grades K-3, Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Media Type(s): Website

Date posted on this site: Monday, June 26, 2017


National Center for Systemic Improvement

Organization: National Center for Systemic Improvement

WestEd's National Center for Systemic Improvement helps states transform their systems to improve outcomes for infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities. The center provides states with technical assistance to support their school districts and local early intervention service programs to improve educational results and functional outcomes for children and youth with disabilities.

https://ncsi.wested.org

Topic(s): Reading Instruction, Intervention, RTI, LD Identification, Screening
Intended Audience(s): Administrators, Campus Leaders, District Leaders, Others, Parents, State Leaders, Teachers, Technical Assistance Providers
Grades K-3, Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Media Type(s): Website

Date posted on this site: Monday, June 26, 2017


Functional Behavioral Assessment-Based Interventions (Intervention Report)

Organization: Institute of Education Sciences, What Works Clearinghouse

The What Works Clearinghouse identified 17 studies of interventions based on functional behavioral assessment that both fall within the scope of the "children identified with or at risk for an emotional disturbance" topic area and meet What Works Clearinghouse pilot single-case design standards. Functional behavioral assessment is an individualized problem-solving process for addressing student problem behavior. An assessment is conducted to identify the purpose or function of a student’s problem behavior. This assessment process involves collecting information about the environmental conditions that precede the problem behavior and the subsequent rewards that reinforce the behavior. The information that is gathered is then used to identify and implement individualized interventions aimed at reducing problem behaviors and increasing positive behaviors.

https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/Docs/InterventionReports/wwc_fba_011017.pdf

Topic(s): Behavior, Reading Instruction, Intervention
Intended Audience(s): Administrators, Campus Leaders, District Leaders, Researchers/Faculty, State Leaders, Teachers, Technical Assistance Providers
Grades K-3, Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Media Type(s): Document/Report

Date posted on this site: Thursday, June 01, 2017


DyslexiaHelp: Strategies for Teachers

Organization: The Regents of the University of Michigan

These strategies are helpful to struggling readers and writers. Included are are suggestions to promote phonological awareness skills, reading comprehension and fluency, vocabulary development, oral reading, comprehension of written directions, spelling, and writing. Teachers should choose the strategies and activities that best fit their students. 

http://dyslexiahelp.umich.edu/professionals/dyslexia-school/strategies-for-teachers

Topic(s): Reading Instruction, Intervention, RTI, LD Identification, School RTI
Intended Audience(s): Administrators, Parents, Teachers
Grades K-3, Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Media Type(s): Website

Date posted on this site: Thursday, June 01, 2017


Developing the Strengths of Students With Dyslexia: Six Teaching Strategies

Organization: Education Northwest

This resource explores the following teachinig strategies for students with dyslexia: 

  1. Incorporate multisensory learning.
  2. Be accomodating.
  3. Read to students.
  4. Use graphic organizers.
  5. Provide audio-based reading alternatives.
  6. Find strategies that work for the specific classroom context.

http://educationnorthwest.org/northwest-matters/developing-strengths-students-dyslexia-six-teaching-strategies

Topic(s): Reading Instruction, Intervention, RTI, LD Identification, School RTI
Intended Audience(s): Administrators, Parents, Teachers
Grades K-3, Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Media Type(s): Website

Date posted on this site: Thursday, June 01, 2017