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Education: Reading and Language Arts

Subject Research Guide -- Education

Reading and Language Arts

DRA: Developmental Reading Assessment  (CC 372.4 B 386)

Gives teachers a range of tools to help monitor literacy behavior continuously as they teach, as well as conduct periodic assessments for accountability. Intended to guide teachers’ ongoing observations of student’s progress within a literature-based reading program:


  • Grades K-3:  Kit consists of 21 hanging pocket folders, 1 DRA continuum folder, 20 story books, 60 blackline masters, 1 teacher resource guide in storage box.
  • Grades 4-8:  Kit consists of 10 hanging pocket folders, 1 student assessment folder, 2 benchmark book packages of 20 story books each, 1 blackline masters, 1 teacher guide in box


IRA Literacy Study Groups Vocabulary  (CC 372.4 I 651)

Teaching vocabulary to improve reading comprehension (word recognition, spelling, and vocabulary).  Contains vocabulary discussion guide and related journal articles, facilitator’s guide (Reading Reflections: A Journal for Teachers).


The Literacy Bridge  (CC 372.4 L 776b)

A selection of children’s books and supporting curriculum materials to be used in teaching reading and other language arts skills to children just beginning to read.