Resources for Literacy Learning
Get the latest research, insights, and thought leadership from Lexia’s literacy experts, and learn more about how we help develop critical literacy skills for a wide variety of educational environments.
Emergent bilinguals are the future: How do we support educators to ensure their success?
The number of emergent bilinguals, also known as English language learners (ELLs) or English learners (ELs), has nearly doubled—to about 5 million, roughly 10% of all students in our public schools.
Educational Equity: The Transformative Impact of Effective Instruction & Professional Development
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed into law by President Barack Obama on December 10, 2015. The purpose of ESSA (2015) is “ . . . to provide all children significant opportunity to receive a fair, equitable, and high-quality education”
3 Creative Ways School and District Leaders Can Maximize Data and Improve Student Achievement
This white paper will examine three areas in which district leaders can use data to uncover opportunities for improvement: curriculum, resource allocation, and professional development.
From Theory to Practice: Academic Language Strategies for Improving K-12 Reading Comprehension
Read this white paper by Lexia's literacy experts to learn about research-proven academic language instructional strategies that you can use in both the elementary and secondary classrooms.
Accelerating Literacy Learning Breakthroughs Through Effective Professional Learning
Whether experienced or novice, all teachers face new challenges every year, from evolving instructional methods to technological advances to unique student learning needs (Mizell, 2010). As a result, educators across the country routinely participate in some form of professional development (Gulamhussein, 2013). Despite this ongoing participation, however, most teachers aren’t satisfied with their professional development experiences. In fact, less than a third of teachers find any of the professional development activities they’ve participated in “very useful” (Garcia & Weiss, 2019).
Assessment Competency: How to Efficiently Obtain the Right Information to Improve Data-Driven Instruction
Guided by the strong understanding of the four key objectives of assessment—identify, monitor, collect, and assess—teachers and administrators can integrate the right types of assessments to support instructional planning and develop a rigorous and comprehensive assessment plan.