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Kids Read Now Heats up the 2024 Summer Reading Program with Data-Driven Optimizations

Updates for summer 2024 mean greater reading gains and more motivation For summer 2024, Kids Read Now is ramping up efforts to revolutionize literacy for PK-5 students. Just like our educators, we continually analyze evidence to inform and optimize the Kids Read Now program. We’re all about using current research, like the Science of Reading, […]

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Accelerating Reading Progress with High Effect Size – Part 6: Motivation and Engagement

Without student motivation and engagement, everything fails Before we reveal the special significance of student motivation and engagement, let’s look back and connect with the influences we previously explored. While it’s not essential to read all the articles before this one, you may find it gives both a more comprehensive picture and a more detailed

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Accelerating Reading Progress with High Effect Size – Part 5: Caregiver Support

Literacy Leaders: Welcome to the fifth article in our six-part series on Accelerating Reading Progress with High Effect Size. In this installment, you are challenged to think about your school or schools from the angle of parent or caregiver support and the effect that has on your students’ reading progress. What’s eye-opening is just how

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Accelerating Reading Progress with High Effect Size – Part 4: Independent Reading Practice

Making a habit out of reading practice can be the key to proficiency Literacy Leaders: This is part 4 of a 6 part series on accelerating reading progress using Dr. John Hattie’s Visible Learning principles. Part 1 provides an overview of high effect sizes. Next, Part 2 focuses on comprehension influences. Then, Part 3 focuses

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Accelerating Reading Progress with High Effect Size – Part 3: Fluency Influences

Don’t leave fluency behind — it matters more than you think Congrats, literacy leaders! You’ve officially made it halfway through the Latest in Literacy blog’s series on high-impact influences that accelerate reading. You’re just in time, no doubt, to tweak your schools’ trajectories before spring benchmarking and EOY assessments. In our previous article, you zoomed

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Accelerating Reading Progress with High Effect Size – Part 2: Comprehension Influences

Racing toward assessments, literacy leaders can strategically accelerate reading — now! In our previous article, we dipped into the deep well of research studied by John Hattie in his groundbreaking meta-analyses, called Visible Learning. Today, you’ll dive deeper into one of the most important aspects of successful literacy. In fact, it might be the most

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Brakes Off After Winter Break: High Effect Sizes Accelerate Reading – Part 1 of 6

After hitting the winter brakes, now it’s time to accelerate reading. When you signed off after reading our final blog article last year, we hope you felt empowered, informed, and ready for some well-deserved R&R. And if you felt exhausted, overwhelmed, and ready for a long winter’s nap, that’s OK too! We totally get it.

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