• When Assessing is a Blessing

    Several years ago, someone asked me to name an education policy I would recommend for implementation to improve reading performance in our state. I responded without hesitation. Require districts to use a universal screener to find students at risk for struggling to learn to read. Three years later, after ...

Teaching and Learning

Inside a Reading Intervention Step inside two CT classrooms as Margie Gillis discusses effective reading instruction in this video. Read More  

4-Processing versus 3-Cueing Systems Good readers decode. Accurately read words are then associated with meaning and placed in context. Read More

A School Leader’s Guide to Creating Inclusive Schools


Forward Together, a report by NLDC & Understood outlines … Read More  

Comprehensive Reading Evaluations Our experienced team offers individual, independent evaluations for struggling readers. Read More

Comprehensive Literacy Instruction

The Literacy How Reading Wheel depicts the essential components of comprehensive literacy. Empower your practice with Literacy How-To! Link what we know about learning to read (research) to what we do in the classroom. Explore the Literacy How Reading Wheel