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Targeted Intervention Builds Stronger Readers

Using the Components of Literacy as a Guide The framework for our blog is based upon The Cognitive Model created by Michael C. McKenna and Katherine A. Dougherty Stahl (2009).  McKenna’s Cognitive Model provides a framework for targeted reading intervention that leads to stronger readers. The ultimate goal of reading is comprehension.  However, comprehension is…

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Making a Case for Word Study Instruction

Systematic, Sequential, Cumulative, Explicit Every year, we inevitably encounter students with a similar reading profile. These are the students who score within the independent range for comprehension. However, oral reading fluency scores tend to indicate a need for support. Closer examination of fluency will likely reveal decreased accuracy with minimal self-corrections. Rate, however, may falsely…

Learning Disability or Curriculum Disability?
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Learning Disability or Curriculum Disability?

Nature vs. Nurture What is the difference between a learning disability, a curriculum disability, and instructional confusion?  Some of these terms may be familiar to you, while others may not. This was one of our very first blog posts.  It is still quite relevant today, which is why we’d like to revisit the term curriculum…