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  • What Is the Science of Reading? Top 5 Questions

    What Is the Science of Reading? Top 5 Questions

    HMH's research team answers commonly asked questions about the science of reading to help educators apply its principles in their classrooms.

    Renee Behring
    Education Research Director, Core Literacy & Early Learning

    December 13, 2021

  • What Is Structured Literacy?

    What Is Structured Literacy?

    Get the answers to commonly asked questions like, "What is structured literacy and how can I implement the approach?"

    Renee Behring
    Education Research Director, Core Literacy & Early Learning

    December 08, 2021

  • Building Respect for Teachers: What Can Be Done?

    Building Respect for Teachers: What Can Be Done?

    Our latest Educator Confidence Report shows many teachers don't feel that respect for the profession has increased in the last year, after feeling an initial surge of appreciation at the start of the pandemic. Here’s what can be done.

    Brenda Iasevoli
    Shaped Editor

    November 04, 2021

  • Research Insights: Online and Blended Coaching

    Research Insights: Online and Blended Coaching

    Research suggests that online coaching has several strengths, including lowering costs while increasing scalability, which makes it overall effective.

    Dr. Grant Atkins
    Education Research Director, Professional Services

    October 28, 2021

  • The New Era of Education Is High-Tech and High-Touch

    The New Era of Education Is High-Tech and High-Touch

    We can recover and transition into a new post-pandemic instructional model that fuses the power of technology with the tried-and-true social gathering of the classroom.

    John "Jack" Lynch
    President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director, HMH

    October 06, 2021

  • Structuring the Literacy Block

    Structuring the Literacy Block

    The most productive, balanced literacy block schedules include various reading and writing activities and instruction to help build foundational skills.

    Francie Alexander
    Chief Research Officer, HMH

    October 04, 2021

  • What Is Oral Reading Fluency?

    What Is Oral Reading Fluency?

    This article answers the question, what is oral reading fluency? It provides fluency teaching strategies after defining fluency and explaining why it's important.

    Dr. Amy Endo
    Education Research Director, Supplemental & Intervention Language & Literacy

    July 20, 2021

  • Optimizing Literacy Instruction with Oral Reading Fluency Assessments

    Optimizing Literacy Instruction with Oral Reading Fluency Assessments

    Providing an oral reading fluency assessment is an important part of not just providing oral reading fluency instruction but measuring growth and ensuring effective instruction.

    Dr. Amy Endo
    Education Research Director, Supplemental & Intervention Language & Literacy

    July 20, 2021

  • The Benefits of Independent Reading in the Classroom

    The Benefits of Independent Reading in the Classroom

    There are various benefits of independent reading, including improving your students’ fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. Read more about how you can empower your students to become lifelong readers by providing an independent reading library.

    Shaped Staff

    July 12, 2021

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