Welcome to the Reading and Literacy pages of the SDE! Literacy – the ability to read, write, speak, and listen effectively – is the door to learning, both in school and in life. To experience literature, embrace history, engage in research, or understand the principles of the universe, we must first be literate.
Here you will find information for RSA (Reading Sufficiency Act), Reading Research as well as resources and information for educators, parents, and students:
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AFT Article - Evidence that early intervention prevents reading failure - Courtesy AFT
The Office of Instruction is available to provide professional development to teachers in their local area, either face-to-face or through videoconference or webinar (point-to-point/distance learning) technology. In order for the professional development to have as much impact as possible, for face-to-face interactions, groups need to include representation from at at least 5 districts, an entire county, or that contain at least 45 teachers. For point-to-point/distance learning technology interactions any size group can be accommodated.
Achieve the Core: Common Core Instructional Leadership Module
This 1.5–4 hour module is designed to guide and support principals, content supervisors, central office leaders, and coaches in the work of planning and carrying out the implementation of the Common Core State Standards. The module addresses five aspects of effective leadership in implementation: knowing and understanding the shifts, setting a vision for college and career readiness, developing clear metrics to guide the work, building capacity in schools, and staying engaged.
Teachers & Reading Coaches
Achieve the Core: ELA/Literacy Shifts Module
This 1–2 hour module is designed to provide participants with a deep understanding of the key shifts required by the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy. We recommend it as a foundation for any Common Core professional development in ELA/Literacy.
CCSSO Common Core Implementation Video Series
These videos were developed to help diverse groups – educators, policymakers, parents – better understand the breadth and depth of the Standards and how they will improve teaching, make classrooms better, create shared expectations, and cultivate lifelong learning for all students. The segments are organized into separate Mathematics and ELA sections, and demonstrate critical concepts related to each.
About Dyslexia and Reading Problems
Alliance for Excellent Education
Florida Center for Reading Research
Information on Readers' Theaters Benefits
International Reading Association
Literacy Information and Communication System
MC3 Knowledge Base
Misunderstood Minds-Reading Difficulties
National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP)
National Council of Teacher of English
Oklahoma Reading Association
Reading Comprehension Strategies
Repeated Readings and Readers Theater for Fluency
SEDL Reading Assessment Database
Text Talk Lessons
Coretta Scott King
American Indian Youth Literature
100 Best Books by Age Level
Annotated Book Choices
Notable Social Studies Books
Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens
Outstanding Science Trade Books
Best Science Books
Multicultural Book List
For More Information, Contact: Teri Brecheen, Executive Director of Literacy, SDE, (405) 521-2537