The Questions to Guide Instruction have been developed to help you learn more about the needs of your students and to guide your instruction with specific groups and/or individual students. The questions are specific to each grade level and reading component. After you select a grade level, a list of reading components will appear with these interactive features:
The Florida Center for Reading Research has developed 3 essentials for reading success. They include teachers understanding the components or reading, types of reading assessment and layers of instructional models. Having a solid foundation in these three essentials will support any teacher in practice of teaching reading.
This guide, designed by teachers for teachers, summarizes what researchers have discovered about how to successfully teach children to read. It describes the findings of the National Reading Panel Report and provides analysis and discussion in five areas of reading instruction: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and text comprehension. Each section defines the skill, reviews the evidence from research, suggests implications for classroom instruction, describes proven strategies for teaching reading skills, and addresses frequently raised questions.