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January (Vol. 8, No. 1) Jump-start January with these Learning Opportunities!


December (Vol. 7, No. 23) Wishing You …

December (Vol. 7, No. 22) Getting Reading Right: A Reflection

November (Vol. 7, No. 21) With Gratitude

November (Vol. 7, No. 20) Implementing Evidence-based Instruction

October (Vol. 7, No. 19) Why Screen? Which Screen? Promising New Screens

October (Vol. 7, No. 18) October is Dyslexia Awareness Month

September (Vol. 7, No. 17) Launch Literacy by Starting Smart

September (Vol. 7, No. 16) Bridging the Knowledge Gap

August (Vol. 7, No. 15) How to Teach Reading the Way Good Readers Read

August (Vol. 7, No. 14) September Brings Back-to-School Learning Opportunity and Open House Fun

July (Vol. 7, No. 13)  Empowering Excellence, One Teacher at a Time

June (Vol. 7, No. 12) Celebrating Success!

June (Vol. 7, No. 11) Literacy How is Moving Physically and Virtually!

May (Vol. 7, No. 10) Comprehension Instruction Should Begin Early

May (Vol. 7, No. 9) Literacy How Formally Converts to a Nonprofit

April (Vol. 7, No. 8) Closing the Opportunity Gap with ELLI, a Museum-based Preschool

April (Vol. 7, No. 7) Look Inside a Reading Intervention

March (Vol. 7, No. 6) Understanding Narrative Text Structure: Story Grammar

March (Vol. 7, No. 5) Structured Literacy vs. Typical Literacy Practices

February (Vol. 7, No. 4) Sentence-level Learning: Order Matters

February (Vol. 7, No. 3) Ending the Reading Wars

January (Vol. 7, No. 2) Coaching Helps Bridge the Implementation Gap

January (Vol. 7, No. 1) Coaching: A Relationship Built on Trust


December (Vol. 6, No. 19) In the Spirit of the Season

December (Vol. 6, No. 18) Decoding Before Context: The Four Processing Vs. Three Cueing Systems

November (Vol. 6, No. 17) The Digital Era Brings Learning Opportunities and Challenges 

November (Vol. 6, No. 16) Using Writing to Develop Reading Comprehension with Beginning Readers

October (Vol. 6, No. 15) Dyslexia Awareness Month by the Numbers

October (Vol. 6, No. 14) Dyslexia Awareness Month. The Power of Parents Behind #SayDyslexia

September (Vol. 6, No. 13) Our Work Together is Far From Over

August (Vol. 6, No. 12) All Roads Lead to Connecticut for Fall 2018 Professional Learning Opportunities

July (Vol. 6, No. 11)  Assistive Technology: A Thoughtful Debate

June (Vol. 6, No. 10) How to Choose Vocabulary Words Worth Teaching

May (Vol. 6, No. 9) Syntax is Essential—Even for Beginning Readers!

May (Vol. 6, No. 8) Build Background Knowledge with Summer Learning Excursions

April (Vol. 6, No. 7) Why American Students Haven’t Gotten Better at Reading in 20 Years

March (Vol. 6, No. 6) Building Fluent Readers

March (Vol. 6, No. 5) National Center on Improving Literacy Offers a Wealth of Resources

February (Vol. 6, No. 4)  Two New E-Books: Phonemic Awareness and Phonics

February (Vol. 6, No. 3) One Teacher at a Time: Supporting Teachers’ Knowledge of the Science of Reading

January (Vol. 6, No. 2)  Making Informed Instructional Decisions

January (Vol. 6, No. 1) All Students are Academic Language Learners


December (Vol. 5, No. 23) Happy Holidays!

December (Vol. 5, No. 22)  Five Reasons to Sign up for the 2018 Structured Literacy Series

November (Vol. 5, No. 21) NEW!  Syntax: Knowledge to Practice.  How to Teach Sentence-level Skills

November (Vol. 5, No. 20) Giving Thanks

October (Vol. 5, No. 19) INTRODUCING Our New E-Book Series! Literacy How Professional Learning Series. Vocabulary: Knowledge to Practice

October (Vol. 5, No. 18) Seeing the Big Picture: Improving Literacy Instruction for Every Child from the Top Down and Bottom Up (District Literacy Scan)

September (Vol. 5, No. 17) ALL Model: A Teacher’s Schema for Understanding Literacy Development

September (Vol. 5, No. 16)  How RTI Supports Early ID of Students with Different Learning Profiles

August (Vol. 5, No. 15) Cognitive Coaching Helps Teachers Harness Habits of Mind

August (Vol. 5, No. 14) Reading and Language Development Program at Fairfield University

July (Vol. 5, No. 13) Orton-Gillingham Approach Empowers Struggling Readers and Their Teachers

June (Vol. 5, No. 12) STRUCTURED LITERACY: Vital for Students with SLD/Dyslexia, Beneficial for All 

June (Vol. 5, No. 11) Literacy How Partners in Summer Learning Programs

May (Vol. 5, No. 10) The Early Language and Literacy Initiative (ELLI): Improving School Readiness by Design

May (Vol. 5, No. 9) Expert Teaching is the Treatment for Students with SLD/Dyslexia

April (Vol. 5, No. 8) Literacy How-To: Teaching Expository Text Structure

April (Vol. 5, No. 7) Literacy How-To: Teaching Narrative Text Structure

March (Vol. 5, No. 6) NEW Professional Development Opportunities for 2017-2018

March (Vol. 5, No. 5) Closing the Opportunity Gap through Empowered Teaching and Strategic Partnerships

February (Vol. 5, No. 4) Embedded Mentoring Brings Lessons to Life (Videos)

February (Vol. 5, No. 3) Teaching Constrained and Unconstrained Literacy Skills

January (Vol. 5, No. 2)  Join Us at the Connecticut Literacy Forum!

January (Vol. 5, No. 1) Supporting Students with SLD/Dyslexia: Using Literacy Screening Data & More


December (Vol. 4, No. 22)  Literacy Lights the Way

December (Vol. 4, No. 21) From Speech to Print:  Getting the Brain Ready to Read, Write, and Spell

November (Vol. 4, No. 20)  The Importance of Invented Spelling

November (Vol. 4, No. 19)  Be Thankful

October (Vol. 4, No. 18) Identifying and Instructing Students with SLD/Dyslexia

October (Vol. 4, No. 17) Connect to Dyslexia Support and Resources

September (Vol. 4, No. 16)  Why Teach Handwriting?  It’s Brain Training!

September (Vol. 4, No. 15) Welcome Coaches—They’re Allies, Not Spies

August (Vol. 4, No. 14) Literacy How-To: Building Professional Learning Communities

July (Vol. 4, No. 13)  Sharing Our Expertise as Lifelong Learners

July (Vol. 4, No. 12)  Seven Literacy Links to Help You Know Better & Do Better

June (Vol. 4, No. 11) Connecticut Makes Strides for Students with Dyslexia: Updates & Opportunities

June (Vol. 4, No.10) Make the Call: Prevent Summer Learning Loss

May (Vol. 4, No. 9)  Literacy How-To: Facilitate Text Comprehension

May (Vol. 4, No. 8)  Literacy How-To: Create a Successful Writing Center

April (Vol. 4, No. 7) The Power of Partnerships

April (Vol. 4, No. 6)  Join Us for these April Literacy Events!

March (Vol. 4, No. 5)  Understanding the Profiles of Struggling Readers

March (Vol. 4, No. 4) Literacy How-To: Building Schema

February (Vol. 4, No. 3) Get Comfortable Teaching Syntax

February (Vol. 4, No. 2)  Invest in PD that Works:  What the Research Says

January (Vol. 4, No. 1) Literacy How-To: Map Sounds and Letters


December (Vol. 3, No. 23)  The Gift of Opportunity

December (Vol. 3, No. 22) Literacy How-To: Fostering Phonological Awareness

November (Vol. 3, No. 21)  We are Grateful for… You!

November (Vol. 3, No. 20) Literacy How-To: Developing Oral Language

October (Vol. 3, No. 19) Dyslexia Awareness Month: Build your Knowledge at these Upcoming Events!

October (Vol. 3, No. 18) Literacy How-To: Identify, Instruct, and Empower Students with Dyslexia

September (Vol. 3, No. 17) Literacy How-To: Teaching Dual Language Learners

September (Vol. 3, No. 16) Literacy How-To: Reaching Every Child

August (Vol. 3, No. 15) Dyslexia and Our Schools:  CT’s Changing Legal Landscape

August (Vol. 3, No. 14) Home-School Partnerships Improve Student Success

July (Vol. 3, No. 13) The Power and Pleasure of Summer Reading

June (Vol. 3, No. 12) ELLI: A New Vision for Early Childhood Education

June (Vol. 3, No. 11) Literacy How-To: Write to Comprehend

May (Vol. 3, No. 10)  Soar or Slide? Prevent Summer Reading Loss

May (Vol. 3, No. 9) Literacy How-To: Focus on Fluency

April (Vol. 3, No. 8) CT’s Reading Reforms Build Systems, Supports & Success

April (Vol. 3, No. 7) Reading Early and Well: Connecticut’s Comprehensive Reading Plan

March (Vol. 3, No. 6)  Build Better Lessons

March (Vol. 3, No. 5) Understanding SLD/Dyslexia: Identification, Assessment, and Instruction

February (Vol. 3, No. 4) Anne E. Fowler Literacy Fellows Program

February (Vol. 3, No. 3) Literacy How-To: Explicitly Teach Syntax

January (Vol. 3, No. 2) Literacy How-To: Matching Text to Task

January (Vol. 3, No. 1) Literacy How-To: Teaching Mortar Words


December. Thank You for Giving the Gift of Literacy

December. Marvelous Morphology

November. With Gratitude

November. Six Features of Effective Instructional Practices

October. Target Instruction by Stage, not Age

October. October is Dyslexia Awareness Month

September. Annual Conference:  Dyslexia and the Common Core

September. Explore our NEW Reading Wheel! Learn Why and How to Teach Spelling

July. Celebrating Five Years of Empowering Teachers! Five Tips for Literacy Success

June.  Announcing Anne E. Fowler Literacy Fellowship

May.  Parents, Schools and Communities as Partners: Family Literacy Nights

April. Text Comprehension is Rooted in Oral Language

April.  Reading Forum Followup: How Connecticut Can Close the OPPORTUNITY Gap

March. Public Forum: Turning the Curve in Reading

March. Accelerate Success!  Use Data Driven Differentiated Instruction to Turn the Curve

March. Haskins Training Institute: Reading, Language, and The Brain:  Research, Practice, and  Policy

February. Vocabulary: Teaching Juicy Words

February.  Making Meaning: The Simple View of Reading

January. Coaching Drives PD Implementation from 0 to 95

January.  Mentors Make all the Difference