Ask a REL
Do you have research questions about education policies, programs, and practices? Ask a REL is here to help. Email your question, and a reference librarian will conduct a literature search and send you a personalized response in two to three weeks.
REL Northwest compiled "How Educators in Alaska Can Build Students' Early Literacy Skills in In-Person and Online Learning Environments," highlighting evidence-based literacy instruction practices in the infographic below.
The question, "What does the research say about effective literacy instruction for Alaska Native students?" was sent to Ask a REL NW. Click below to find the response and a list of resources.
The question, "What research and resources are available about practices to strengthen family and community engagement or activism within preK–12 education, in particular among culturally diverse groups?" was sent to Ask a REL NW. Click below to find the response and a list of resources.
The question, "What research is available on evidence-based practices to engage families in literacy development for students in grades 6–12? Which strategies are effective for supporting language development at home for English learner students?" was sent to Ask a REL NW. Click below to find the response and a list of resources.
Looking for creative ways to host/lead family and parent involvement in the current climate? Check out the "Parents and Families" page on the National Center on Improving Literacy website for some terrific ideas and resources!
The Click and Go below is designed to provide information and resources about engaging families to support literacy development through multiple approaches.
Explore a Strategy Brief of the National Center for Family and Community Connections with Schools on what schools can do to support family involvement at the secondary level.
Looking for resources to support/generate ideas for secondary family engagement? Visit Ohio Partnering with Families of Middle School and High School Students by clicking below.
Visit WIDA's ABCs of Family Engagement: Key Considerations for Building Relationships with Families and Strengthening Family Engagement Practice.
Evidence Based Literacy
Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Southeast developed a self-study guide for evidence-based coaching in literacy to improve the effectiveness of literacy coaching.
With strong evidence of effectiveness from high- quality research, including selected grade-level descriptions of what students should know and be able to do. All middle and high school students can become proficient readers across all content areas if, in all classes...Read More!
The Center on Innovations in Learning is a national content center established to work with regional comprehensive centers and state education agencies to build the capacity to stimulate, select, implement, and scale up innovation in learning. Click and read the new evidence-based effective practices on District Support for Student Success: School Leadership.
Enjoy these free, customizable Orton-Gillingham lesson templates on Institute for Multi-Sensory Education! These examples were featured during the Mississippi breakout room at the Alaska Science of Reading Symposium.
Small Group Instruction
In an Educator's Practice Guide from What Works Clearinghouse, there are detailed instructions on how to Provide Small-Group Instructional Intervention to Students Struggling in Areas of Literacy and English Language Development.
The US Department of Education provides a teaching practice brief on Integrating Language Into Early Childhood Education with effective instructional practices and examples.
Do you wonder how to address the Impact of COVID-19 through Summer Learning and Enrichment? Check out this resource list including contact information and discussion along with additional resources and supports.