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Reading Assessment Database

Searchable database that describes early reading assessments in detail
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DIBELS materials are intended to be used to identify students who need additional instructional support.
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Balanced Reading was set up as a resource to provide good research-based information about reading instruction to educators. Their mission is to bring research into practice.
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The Abecedarian Reading Assessment

Reading assessment tool designed to provide diagnostic information about early reading skills
Young boy uses a pencil to write on a piece of paper.

Read, Write, Think

Website providing free materials for reading and language arts instruction
A group of students look toward the front of the classroom.

National Council of Teachers of English

Shared mission to improve the teaching and learning of English and language arts at all levels
Three students look at a piece of paper.

The Literacy Web at the University of Connecticut

Literacy resources for the classroom, including news, research, and ideas for integrating literacy strategies
A woman reads a book with a young boy.

Reading Tips for Parents

Great tips for parents and families to help young children develop early literacy skills!
Young girl writes alphabet on a chalkboard.

Reading Rockets: For Parents

Reading tips for parents
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Reading is Fundamental

Boy reads book and points to a page.

Put Reading First: Helping Your Child Learn to Read

Tips for parents of young children with ideas of early literacy activities that can be done at home.
Young girl reads a book with her mother.

Learning to Talk and Listen: An oral language resource for early childhood caregivers

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Learning to Read is a Family Affair

Tips for families when reading aloud with their children
A father reads to his three young children.

Dad's Playbook: Coaching Kids to Read

Ideas for fathers to encourage their children to read.
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Shining Stars

Strategies for parents on teaching their children to read
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Resources from Sarah Blake LaRose

Links to articles about issues concerning literacy for people who are blind
Three children work together on writing activity.

Reading Rockets

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NICHD Publications on Reading

National studies and research related to reading
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National Reading Panel

A review of research-based knowledge on reading instruction
Three children sit on the floor with their papers.

National Reading Initiative

The National Reading Initiative focuses on the core mission of improving the teaching of writing and improving the use of writing across the disciplines