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 Looking for articles, podcasts, books, blogs, videos, and research to build your knowledge of the instructional shifts in literacy that are called for by research and evidence?
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  • High Quality Curriculum and System Improvement: Paper
  • Addressing the Pinterest Problem in Teaching: Blog Post
  • Prioritizing Use of HQIM Among Aspiring and First-Year Teachers: Blog Post
  • Tennessee HQIM Network - Leveraging HQIM to improve instructional effectiveness in the first year of teaching: Blog Post
  • Strong Curricula: An Intervention That Works: Article
  • High-Quality Curricula: A Cost-Effective Way to Increase Student Learning: Paper
History of Literacy Instruction
  • Hard Words: Why Aren't Kids Being Taught to Read? Article
  • At a Loss for Words: How a flawed idea is teaching millions of kids to be poor readers: Article
  • Failing by Design: How We Make Teaching Too Hard for Mere Mortals: Article
Research that Challenges Practice
  • I'm a Terrific Reading Teacher, Why Should I Follow the Research? Article
  • The Reading Brain: Article
  • Elementary Classrooms Are Too Noisy for Kids to Learn (Small Group Instruction): Article
  • More on the Instructional Level and Challenging Text: Article
Keeping the Text at the Center
  • The Usefulness of Brief Instruction in Reading Comprehension Strategies: Article
  • Reading Workshop: How Not to Teach Reading Comprehension: Article
  • Letting the Text Take Center Stage: Article
  • Comprehension Skills or Strategies: Article and Article
  • Understanding the Standards Shifts in ELA/Literacy: Resources
  • Literacy is Knowledge: Article
  • Why Teaching Content Matters: Article
  • College- and Career-Ready Shifts: Website
  • How Knowledge Helps: Article
  • Rethinking How We Teach Reading in Elementary School: Article
  • How to Teach Vocabulary for Reading Comprehension: Blog Post


  • Checking for Understanding by Fisher and Frey: Book (excerpt)



  • The Problem of Teaching Literacy Backwards: Webinar


  • Curriculum Matters: Blog
  • TNTP Knowledge Matters: Blog
  • Education Week - Getting Reading Right: Blog


  • Teaching Students to Read Complex Text with Tim Shanahan: Video
  • David and Meredith Liben on a Text First Approach: Video


  • NAEP - The Nation's Report Card: Website
  • TDOE - Data Downloads: Website
  • MCS Grades 3-6 Literacy Framework Research Base: Document
  • The Effects of Dyad Reading and Text Difficulty on Third Graders' Reading Achievement: Research
  • Student Achievement Partners - Research Supporting the Common Core ELA Literacy Shifts and Standards: Article
  • EdReports - Why Instructional Materials Matter: Website
  • LIFT Network - Before and After HQIM Samples of Student Work: Sample Set

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