Welcome

If you are an educator with a student who is beginning to read or struggling to read, this site hopes to be a useful resource for you.

This site integrates the findings of the National Reading Panel (2000) and other studies into a balanced approach to reading instruction. If this site is successful, you will find this balanced approach clear, coherent, useful, and well supported by research.

For information on specific aspects of reading instruction, use the navigation frame on the left.

For the big picture of this site's approach to balanced reading instruction, start with this diagram. Click the words to read about reading skills, assessment, instruction, and the connections among them.

For information on decoding sequence, content, assessment, and instruction, try the decoding table.

For information on comprehension strategy instruction, try the comprehension table.

For more information, try these links.

If you find this site useful, credit belongs to those whose ideas are expressed here.

If you have comments or notice errors, please contact the author.

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