June 2017
Getting real about summer learning programs

Even though summer programs are funded to prevent the well-documented summer learning loss and even boost overall reading levels, many actually aren’t designed in a way to accomplish those goals. So, what would a program need in order to be the start of the “summer learning gain”?

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June 2017
Spotlight on Cedar Valley Readers Literacy Campaign

A dedicated team from Cedar Valley, IA, attended a 2017 institute and went back to their community with a new and complete understanding of what was working, and what needed to be changed.

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May 2017
The high cost of having teachers design and deliver daily literacy lessons

At every level, and in too many schools across the country, teachers are charged with leading classroom instruction and responding to children all day, and then also analyzing student work and creating lessons…

Lessons from Lectio Institutes
May 2017
Spotlight on The Irene E. & George A. Davis Foundation

For seven years, Springfield has been engaged in a community-wide literacy campaign to promote reading success for all children. Hear from the Davis Foundation’s Sally Fuller, the initiative’s funder, on Springfield’s community effort to boost children’s literacy skills.

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April 2017
Closing today’s assessment gaps

It’s the time of year when assessments are on nearly every educator’s mind and calendar. So, amidst the frenzy, testing season is an opportunity to share two assessment gaps we’ve identified—gaps that need closing if we want literacy improvement.

Lessons from Lectio Institutes
March 2017
Spotlight on Read On Arizona

In partnership with Lectio, leaders from Read On Arizona have been strengthening their efforts to better serve the state’s children. Read more about this collaboration and its impact in an interview with Terri Clark, the Arizona Literacy Director.

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March 2017
Why language building is critical, but not common

Our own research, and that of many others, shows that in elementary and middle schools across the nation, the average time spent on instruction that builds vocabulary, listening and speaking skills hovers around 10%.

Lessons from Lectio Institutes
February 2017
Using the literacy block for state test prep: an ill-advised plan of action

At this time of year in classrooms across the country, test-prep strategies are on smartboards and computer screens during literacy blocks…

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February 2017
Spotlight on Generations Incorporated

Representatives from Generations Incorporated, a literacy organization that strives to develop Greater Boston’s youngest readers, attended the Lectio Institute in 2015. Read what they had to say about their team’s experience.

Spotlight on Our Teams
January 2017
Spotlight on the United Way of Berks County

A team from the Ready. Set. READ! literacy campaign (Reading, PA) attended our 2016 institute to work on making their community literacy initiative more effective.

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