From the Words to the World for Older Striving Readers: Part 1: The Words

Curriculum Associates provides research-backed, high-quality instruction grounded in the Science of Reading to accelerate student reading achievement for all Grades K–8 students.

In This Webinar

Explore word-recognition strategies that have evidence of improving word-recognition skills in older readers and that help them read polysyllabic and polymorphemic words. This session will take you from theory to practice so you can apply what you learn right away. 

Download Teaching Polysyllabic Words whitepaper

Download Syllable, Affix, and Root Frequencies

About Our Literacy Experts

Dr. Devin M. Kearns

Devin M. Kearns, Ph.D., is an associate professor of special education in the Department of Educational Psychology in the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut (UConn). He is a research scientist for Haskins Laboratories at Yale University and the Center for Behavioral Education & Research at UConn. Kearns conducts research on reading disabilities—including dyslexia—in elementary- and middle-school-age children and designs instructional programs to assist these students. He also studies the neurobiological effects of reading intervention, publishes articles for researchers and educators on reading difficulty, and helps schools and districts implement high-quality reading instruction.

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