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Educators: How to implement skills-based literacy instruction

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Leaders in the Sioux City Community School District recognized a need for improved instruction, ongoing professional development for educators and a more defined literacy block. 

With the help of technical assistance from the Iowa Reading Research Center, schools implemented a small-group, skills-based literacy instruction approach this past fall. 

In this blog from the Iowa Reading Research Center, principals Amy Denney of Perry Creek Elementary School and Stacie Henderson of Liberty Elementary School talk about key steps they have taken during the early phases of the implementation and how they continue to support their teachers in refining the new methods through frequent, job-embedded professional development.

Read Denney and Henderson’s first of two blogs.

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Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on October 20, 2020 at 9:24pm.