Comparing Reading Research to Program Design: An Examination of Teachers College Units of Study

Marilyn Jager Adams, Lily Wong Fillmore, Claude Goldenber , Jane Oakhil , David D. Paig , Timothy Rasinski, Timothy Shanahan. Comparing Reading Research to Program Design: An Examination of Teachers College Units of Study (January 2020). New York, New York: Student Achievement Partners

This report examines a program widely used in schools: Units of Study from the Teachers College Reading & Writing Project. Seven literacy experts conducted independent reviews of the program focused on their individual areas of expertise: phonics and fluency, text complexity, building knowledge and vocabulary, and English learner supports. Each of the reviews is a detailed, research-based discussion of how the components, features, and structures of Units of Study compare to what is called for by existing research on literacy instruction.

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