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Part of International Reading Association, 2012

Institute 18: Reading Research Institute 2012: Research that Makes a Difference in the Age of Common Core Standards

Apr 29, 2012

9am to 5pm

Hyatt Regency McCormick Place - Regency Ballroom B

IRA Preconvention Institute

Tentative schedule

9:00-9:15: Greetings and Overview of the Day

9:15: 9: 45: Common Core Jeopardy: The Challenge for Research

9:45-10:30: Breakout #1: What Does the Common Core Standards Mean for Reading Instruction?

  • Vocabulary and Comprehension for English Learners in the Era of Common Standards
  • Rhyming and Reading: A Brain Science Perspective
  • Informational Text Comprehension and the Common Core State Standards

10: 30-10:45 Break

10:45-11:15: Issues #1: How Do We Integrate Content With Skill-Based Learning?

Linking Early Literacy Research and the Common Core Standards Motivating Students to Learn Reading through Science and History

11:15-12:00: Breakout #2: What Common Core Means for the Reading Curriculum

  • Building Background Knowledge Using Technology
  • Challenging Texts for the Struggling Reader
  • Research on Text Complexity: The CCSS as Catalyst

12:00-1:30 Lunch

1:30-2:15 Issue #2: Special Populations and CCSS: How do we ensure that all children are successful (sort of like an RTL panel): Issues:

Common Core Standards and English Language Learners, RtI and the Common Core Standards - What is the Knowledge Base for Early Grade Teachers?

Common Core Standards: Perilous or Promising for the Literacy Development of Black Boys

2:15-2:30 Break

2:30-3:15: Breakout #3: Technology and CCSS

  • The Mighty Shift from Page to Screen: Research and Realities of the eBook in Early Literacy Education
  • The Power of E-books on Student's Learning
  • The New Literacies of Online Reading Comprehension: Assessing and Preparing Students for the 21st Century With Common Core State Standards

3:20- 4:00: Issue #3: CCSS and Assessment: Panel

Assessment in the Age of Common Core Standards

Common Core State Standards in Language Arts K-12: A Gap Analysis of What Will Publishers, Schools, and Teachers Will Need to Know and Do to Respond

Effects of a Multi-Faceted Professional Development Program on Teacher Change and the Use of the New Common Core Literacy Standards

What Does the Common Core Standards Mean for Early Literacy Development?

4:00-4:30: Research That Has Made a Difference


AM Session Descriptions:

Audience members will need to select one of three interactive sessions to attend in the morning. Each of these interactive sessions focuses on a different age level of student: early education; intermediate; secondary.

PM Session Descriptions:

These sessions are designed to tackle issues related to technology and assessment. As in the morning session, audience members will have the option of attending one of three sessions that focus issues related to Common Core Standards for students at different age levels.


David Dickinson, Vanderbilt University Peabody College

Nell K. Duke, Michigan State University

Usha Goswami, University of Cambridge

Ted Hasselbring, Peabody College, Vanderbilt University

Robert Jimenez, Vanderbilt Peabody College

Anne McGill Franzen, University of Tennessee

Dorothy Strickland, Rutgers University

Sheila Valencia, University of Washington

Linda Gambrell, Clemson University

James Cunningham, Uniiversity of North Carolina

Alfred Tatum, University of Illinois

Adriana Bus, Leiden University

Kathleen Roskos, John Carroll University

Marilyn Jager Adams, n/a

Lesley Morrow, Rutgers University

John Guthrie, University of Maryland

P. David Pearson, University of California, Berkeley

D. Ray Reutzel, Utah State University

Elfrieda Hiebert, Text Project & University of California, Santa Cruz

Virginia Goatley, International Reading Association

Rebecca Silverman, University of Maryland

Donald Leu, University of Connecticut


Challenging texts and struggling readers

Missed Dr. Hiebert's presentation at the 2012 IRA Institute 18 Reading Research Institute 2012: Research that Makes a Difference in the Age of Common Core Standards?  Available now are the presentation slides and handouts from Dr. Hiebert's presentation Challenging texts and struggling readers.