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The Education Week Spotlight on Reading Intervention is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors for their insights on how teachers are boosting reading comprehension, addressing literacy instruction deficits remotely, and optimizing one-on-one reading conferences.

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Ashley Palmer, a kindergarten teacher in Matthews, Mo., works with students on letter names using flashcards.
Ashley Palmer, a kindergarten teacher in Matthews, Mo., works with students on letter names using flashcards.
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Reading & Literacy More Than Phonics: How to Boost Comprehension for Early Readers
Learning how to decode words is essential to becoming a reader. But building a strong vocabulary and knowledge-base is crucial as well.
Sarah Schwartz, December 3, 2019
10 min read
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Reading & Literacy Improving Reading Isn't Just a Teaching Shift. It's a Culture Shift
Flawed methods for teaching reading are passed down through cherished mentors, popular literacy programs, and respected professional groups.
Stephen Sawchuk, December 3, 2019
14 min read
New York City educator Lauren Olivieri teaches a reading lesson in an episode of Let's Learn NYC! The episodes, designed for students ages 3-8 and broadcast on public television, each include read-alouds and work on foundational reading skills.
New York City educator Lauren Olivieri teaches a reading lesson in an episode of Let's Learn NYC! The episodes, designed for students ages 3-8 and broadcast on public television, each include read-alouds and work on foundational reading skills.
Reading & Literacy Early Reading Instruction Takes a Hit During COVID-19
While remote distance learning has presented challenges in every subject and grade level, some teachers and researchers say that early reading instruction is especially problematic.
Sarah Schwartz, June 1, 2020
9 min read
Curriculum Preschoolers Who Practice Phonics Show Stronger Math Skills, Study Finds
New research from Liverpool John Moores University in England found that learning about letter-sound interactions at home positively predicted young children's ability to count, calculate, and recognize numbers.
Sarah Schwartz, July 3, 2019
2 min read
Education Opinion How Do We Teach Literacy During a Pandemic When Access and Equity Are an Issue?
Equity has been a focus of constant conversations during COVID-19. How do students receive an equitable education, especially when it comes to literacy? N.Y.C. officials responded in a big way.
Peter DeWitt, July 13, 2020
5 min read
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Reading & Literacy Opinion Six Tips for Making the Most of One-on-One Reading Conferences
One-on-one time with students can be used to hold a reading conference, do a formal assessment, or collect information by listening to a student read, writes teacher Justin Minkel.
Justin Minkel , February 25, 2020
6 min read
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Reading & Literacy Opinion Teaching Vocabulary Takes More Than Just Talking About Words During Read-Aloud
Time pressures cause some teachers to ignore important components of literacy, writes 1st grade teacher Brittany Oakley. Explicit vocabulary instruction is one of them.
Brittany Oakley, July 10, 2019
3 min read