Teaching At-Risk & Struggling Children to Learn to Read


I was bold in the pursuit of knowledge, never fearing to follow truth and reason to whatever results they led, and bearding every authority which stood in their way.

--Thomas Jefferson

Learn About Reading: Research & Resources


The Annie E. Casey Foundation

Read Why Reading by the End of Third Grade Matters; Reading on Grade Level in Third Grade: How Is It Related to High School Performance and College Enrollment; Double Jeopardy: How Third Grade Reading Skills and Poverty Influence High School Graduation…and many other excellent articles about literacy.
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Florida Center for Reading Research

The FCRR site includes extensive bibliographies regarding the building blocks of reading as well as research and evaluation of reading programs. Teacher materials.
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What Works Clearinghouse

The Institute of Education Sciences continually reviews educational programs to determine what works.
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Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Research and Reform:  Best Evidence Encyclopedia

What works in education?  The BEE presents reviews of research-proven reading programs for all readers as well as math programs and comprehensive school reform issues.
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Center on Instruction

Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, the Center on Instruction develops and identifies free resources that are useful for improving the achievement of all students and focus on students needing intensive instruction, special needs and diverse learners including English language learners.
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Addressing Specific Language-Based Learning Disabilities


The International Dyslexia Association

The Maine branch of the International Dyslexia Association partners with Vermont and New Hampshire. Resources include free screening tests, current research, announcements of regional conferences, and Maine tutor listings.  The following website will lead you to Maine

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Learning Disabilities Online


The bilingual site, focused of learning disabilities and ADHD, offers information to parents and children as well as educators.  In addition to a question-and-answer format with a child and adolescent psychologist, a Special Education attorney, and a technical specialist, other resources include bibliographies, lists of organizations and state services including Maine.

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