Literacy Networks ALL VIA ZOOM
The Literacy Leaders Network Meetings are from 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM on these dates:
The EL Network Meetings are from 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM on these dates:
October 14, 2021 
January 13, 2022
April 14, 2022  
Step 1: Exploring the WHY Behind the Reading Science
The following sections hold a plethora of resources and tools. PLEASE note that you will not and should not try to rush through these tools. The exploration stage is critical to future success. Since our districts in region 2 are at various levels of understanding, I have included more than enough at his point and time. We highly encourage attending the Literacy Leaders Network as the many discussions in that format may include how we can use these resources.

  • This video was made in Ohio by families and schools who traversed and overcame understanding Dyslexia and how they have adjusted their instruction across all classrooms.

  • Special Education Directors
  • Superintendents
  • Director of Curriculum and Instruction
  • Special Education Directors
  • Principals
  • Literacy Coaches
In order to develop and sustain expertise in science-based reading instruction, to assist in garnering support for reading reform at the school level and create implementation support structures for practitioners. 

Some additional resources to build staff collective efficacy within the school improvement process

At this point, you will want to reach out to us at the State Support Team to discuss using the Reading Tiered Fidelity Inventory. 
Step 2: Ohio Supports for Dyslexia
Prerecorded Virtual Professional Development Sessions
More Conversation Guides

K-5 Reading Foundational Standards found here.

Since learning to read is not a natural process in comparison to the length of time we have been communicating via oral language, our brains have NOT had a long time to become hard-wired for reading! We learn to talk before we ever become readers. 

As Ohio moves forward with this critical work, we will continue to support our districts in gaining a deeper understanding of the reading brain. Please contact our Regional Early Literacy Specialist, Nancy Osko for more information at [email protected] or call 440-324-3173 ext. 1118.
Recommended Book List
Explicit Instruction by Dr. Anita Archer
Essentials of Assessing, Preventing and Overcoming Reading Difficulties by Dr. David Kilpatrick
Overcoming Dyslexia by Dr. Shayawitz and Shayawitz
Beginning to Read by Dr. Marilyn Jagar Adams
Proust and Squid by Dr. Maryanne Wolf
Reading and the Brain: The New Science of How We Read by Dr. Stanislaus Dehaene
Language at the Speed of Sight by Dr. Mark Seidenberg

Phonological Awareness
Equipped for Reading Success by Dr. David Kilpatrick

A Fresh Look at Phonics by Wiley Blevins

Bringing Words to Life: Robust Vocabulary Instruction by Isabel Beck


The Knowledge Gap by Natalie Wexler

The Writing Revolution by Natalie Wexler