Resources: Scientific LEarning Guides

Take a look at our free guides designed by our experts to help you  maximize your students' achievement.  

Science of Reading Guide

Do you know how the brain reads? It’s a more complex process than you may think. The science of reading is the interdisciplinary body of research on the cognitive, biological, linguistic, and social-emotional processes involved in how reading works. Apply this important research to help all of your students achieve their reading potential. Download our free guide as your first step.

Here's What's Inside:

  • Quiz: Do You Know How Reading Works?
  • 3 Skills You Might Not Know Are Important to Reading (and How to Build Them)
  • Cross-Out List: Avoid These Debunked Common Classroom Practices

Adolescent Brain Guide

Recent evidence shows that adolescence is the second period of brain plasticity and cognitive development, making those years a critical time for students and educators. So what should secondary school educators know about their students' brain development to maximize achievement? Download the free guide created by our experts to find out.

Here's What's Inside:

  • Did You Know? 5 Little-Known Facts about the Adolescent Brain
  • Dos and Dont's For Teaching Adolescents
  • FAQs About Secondary Students

Vulnerable Readers Guide

Research tells us that trauma-impacted children are often not ready to learn to read because of how their brains have developed. For these children, regular reading instruction, no matter how much of it, may not be effective. So what do you do when you've tried everything, and your vulnerable readers are still struggling? To answer this question (and more!), we partnered with School Leaders Now to bring you this free guide.

Here's What's Inside:

  • 5 Reasons Your Readers May Still Be Struggling and 5 Ways Technology Can Help
  • What You Need to Be Doing to Support Your Most Struggling Students
  • How to Talk With Parents Whose Kids Aren’t Reading

Title I Guide

Research has shown that poverty has a neurobiological impact, inhibiting the development of children's and adolescents' working memory and other cognitive skills. We partnered with School Leaders Now to bring you a free Title I Guide that explains this in simple terms, PLUS shares strategies for educators to make the right kinds of changes to the brain.

Here's What's Inside:

  • Quiz on Poverty and the Brain
  • 5 Ways to Help Your Students Learn More Efficiently
  • 8 Ideas for Using Technology to Reach Kids Who are Struggling 

Dyslexia Guide

Did you know that dyslexia is not a problem with vision? It is primarily an auditory disorder with weaknesses appearing specifically in phonological processing. In the U.S., approximately 8 in 10 students who struggle with reading are likely to have some form of dyslexia. Check out our free guide to find out what every educator should know about dyslexia and how to ensure your students are maximizing achievement. 

Here's What's Inside:

  • Dyslexia Dos and Don’ts For an Optimal Learning Environment
  • Checklist of Dyslexia Signs to Know When to Recommend A Student For Dyslexia Screening
  • 5 Ways Technology Can Help Students with Dyslexia Reach Their Potential
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