Resources for Educators

Foundational skills to support reading for understanding in kindergarten through 3rd grade
April 1, 2021

This video from Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Midwest discusses the most effective evidence-based practices for teaching decoding to early readers. Strategies in this video are based on the What Works Clearinghouse practice guide Foundational Skills to Support Reading for Understanding in Kindergarten Through 3rd Grade.
Evidence-Based Recommendations for Remote Reading Instruction in the Elementary Grades
October 1, 2020

This infographic provides examples from three practice guides about elementary school instruction in reading that can be implemented for free or at a low cost in remote learning settings.
Integrating play into literacy instruction: Strategies for your classroom
July 16, 2020

This REL Midwest video features an extended interview with Tim Shanahan, Ph.D., from the University of Illinois at Chicago. This interview includes research-based WWC recommendations about how to teac...
Interactive Readalouds: Learning from books together
July 15, 2020

This REL West video demonstrates how to facilitate an interactive readaloud of a story with young students in a face-to-face or distance learning environment.
Improving Reading Comprehension in Kindergarten Through 3rd Grade-- Pt. 6
April 11, 2017

Play an interview of Panel Chair, Timothy Shanahan: Reading for Meaning (5:34 minutes)

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