Resources and Links

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Handouts & Sample reports

by Sara Peden consulting

Phonics (Decoding and Spelling) Routines

This handout describes routines to use when teaching either reading decoding or encoding (spelling) skills.

Sample Reading/Psych-educational Assessment Report

This sample shows the type of information that can be gained from a reading intervention focused report.


Handy Handouts

Here is the description from the Handy Handouts website:

Super Duper® Publications' Handy Handouts are free, online educational handouts on a variety of special needs and educational topics. Master’s level speech-language pathologists and special educators research and write each one. We invite you to download, print, and distribute as many as you like.* We ask that in order to avoid any copyright issues, you do not alter Handy Handouts in any way.


recommended books &programs

Some of these are affiliate links where I am provided advertising fees for linking the resources here. However, you can rest assured that I only create affiliate links for products I own or have thoroughly reviewed.

Equipped for Reading Success: A Comprehensive, Step-by-Step Program for Developing Phoneme Awareness and Fluent Word Recognition

by David Kilpatrick - This is a book for parents and teachers who want to learn how to assist with the foundational phonemic awareness base for early reading. The first part explains what needs to be done. The second part provides the “how to do it”. The third part provides needed Training Exercises that are easy to use (One-minute activities). Finally, the last part provides Appendices and Resources.

Language at the Speed of Sight: How We Read, Why So Many Can’t, and What Can Be Done About It (affiliate link)

by Mark Seidenberg - Read this for an excellent and recent synopsis of important reading research.



Reading Rockets - Research, Guides and Resources

A website with a wealth of reliable information about teaching reading.

Teaching Reading is Rocket Science

A guide that describes “What Expert Teachers of Reading Should Know and Be Able To Do” by the American Federation of Teachers

International Foundation for Effective Reading Instruction (IFERI)

A website that brings together a great deal of the evidence base in reading instruction, especially Systematic Synthetic Phonics.

Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) - Alberta

CEC advocates for appropriate governmental policies, provides professional development, advocates for individuals with exceptionalities, and helps professionals obtain conditions and resources necessary for effective professional practice.

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