Welcome to the Central Rivers AEA Literacy website! Here you will find information, resources, and tools to improve literacy education for all students. Check out our blog to learn more about current happenings in literacy.
What is Structured Literacy?
Structured Literacy is the instructional framework recommended for students with characteristics of dyslexia, but can support all beginning and struggling readers. During this learning, you’ll learn what principles and elements you should look for to determine whether your students are receiving “Structured Literacy.”View full course
What is the Science of Reading? Part 1
Learners will engage in studying the research on the Science of Reading to create a deeper understanding of how the brain learns to read. How is “reading” defined?View full course
Phonological Awareness: Key Features of Effective Instruction
This module, which is a part of the Phonological Awareness series, takes users through scoring and analyzing a PAST (Phonological Awareness Screening Test) assessment.View full course
Phonological Awareness: Designing Instruction Based on PAST Results
During this learning you will have an opportunity to plan instructional routines for each proficiency stage of phonological awareness using the PAST assessment results as a guide.View full course
Choosing Text Types for Literacy Instruction
During this learning experience, you will have the opportunity to deepen your knowledge about four text types often used in literacy instruction, explore the purposes of each type, and think about which texts align with your students’ current needs.View full course
Iowa Core ELA Standards
“The Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects (“the standards”) represent the next generation of K–12 standards designed to prepare all students for success in college, career, and life by the time they graduate from high school.” (National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, Council of Chief State School Officers, 2010)
The ELA Standards are accessible through the Iowa Core.gov website. Iowa Core Standards-Based Rubrics and ELA Learning Progressions are located in the Assessment tab of the Central Rivers AEA website.