READING RESOURCE CENTRE
Specialized Lessons to Support Reading Growth in
Students with Dyslexia, Learning Difficulties, or Learning Disabilities.
THEORY AND RESEARCH BASED LESSONS
All lesson components are derived from reading theories and past evidence from peer-reviewed literature on reading interventions for students at-risk of reading failure.
SCRIPTED READING LESSONS
Teachers have limited time to design and implement lessons to support students with additional needs. All our lessons are scripted and designed for ease of implementation.
DESIGNED FOR SMALL GROUP SESSIONS
Lessons are designed for supplemental instruction. Educators and care givers can implement these lessons in one-on-one or small group settings to support students' growth in reading related-skils.
Lesson sets are embedded with curriculum-based measures. These assessments allow teachers and students to track growth in word reading, reading fluency, vocabulary, and reading comprehension.
SEQUENTIAL AND STEP-BY-STEP APPROACH
The lesson sequence in each set build on skills students are learning. Each lesson teaches new skills while reinforcing learnt knowledge.
SCOPE AND SEQUENCE
Each lesson set has a scope and sequence spanning a two-week schedule. Ten lessons make up a lesson set. Thus, each lesson set can be implemented over two weeks.
To improve access to our lessons, we have added audio files for each of the grade-level passages. These can provide support to students who have severe word-level reading disabilities.
The various lessons reflect the diversity of the communities we all live in today. We feel it is vital that children see themselves and their peers in the stories they read.
OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
We strive to ensure that all educators have easy and free access to research-based resources. All our content is free to use and share.
This work has been funded by the Economic and Social Research Council's (ESRC) Impact Acceleration Account Funds provided to Durham University