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Resource roundup: Evidence-based strategies to cultivate early literacy skills as schools reopen

By Sara Mitrano | April 26, 2021

Check out these resources and events from the REL network and the What Works Clearinghouse to explore research and strategies for supporting early childhood literacy development.


It takes a village to support early literacy

By Yolanda Knight | February 22, 2021

Yolanda Knight, program director of the Steans Family Foundation, describes how North Lawndale READS, an early literacy initiative in Chicago, partners with schools and community groups to support equitable access to learning.


Supporting beginning readers: New report looks at reading achievement gaps and trends in kindergarten and grade 1 for two districts

By Joni Wackwitz | February 9, 2021

REL Midwest studied reading achievement across kindergarten and grade 1 for two Illinois districts and found that gaps among student groups widened over time.


Tips from a teacher: Supporting early childhood literacy skills in the time of COVID-19

By Megan Hillegass | June 25, 2020

A prekindergarten teacher shares tips on approaches parents can use to teach young children literacy skills at home.


Assessing district literacy needs: Coaching to turn data into action

By Cora Goldston | May 20, 2020

Find out how REL Midwest worked with the Ohio Department of Education to collect, analyze, and act on data about district reading plans.


The ABCs of academic success: A focus on early literacy

By Joni Wackwitz | November 22, 2019

Our Midwest Early Childhood Education Research Alliance is targeting early literacy. Learn about the alliance’s new research and training projects.


Resource roundup: Supporting early literacy development

By Joni Wackwitz | November 22, 2019

Early literacy achievement paves the way for later academic success. Browse these resources from the REL network and the What Works Clearinghouse to support children’s early literacy development.


Resource roundup: Supporting student literacy at the secondary level

By Joni Wackwitz | October 28, 2019

Browse this collection of resources from the REL network and the What Works Clearinghouse to support students’ reading and writing skills at the secondary level.



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