An Evidence-Based Approach to Early Literacy

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For more than a decade, educators have used Targeted Reading Instruction (TRI) to help students build valuable foundational literacy skills in the classroom.

Now, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers have developed a tool that can help educators leverage TRI and provide comprehensive support to K-5 readers in both virtual and face-to-face settings.

Researchers Mary Bratsch-Hines and Heather Aiken join host Kori Hamilton Biagas on The SRI Homeroom podcast to discuss the new TRI-Reading App, which provides evidence-based reading instruction and helps accelerate the reading process for students in elementary school. They discuss the App’s development, its impacts on students, and its potential applications for educators and learners across the country.

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Learn more about today’s topics with the links below:

  • Learn more about Targeted Reading Instruction on the TRI website.
  • Learn more about the Reading App on the University of Florida’s Lastinger Center for Learning’s website.
  • Mary Bratsch-Hines is the Senior Manager for Research and Evaluation at the University of Florida Lastinger Center for Learning. Learn more about her work and connect with her through her university webpage.
  • Heather Aiken is the Intervention Director for Targeted Reading Instruction and a Research Investigator at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at UNC Chapel Hill. Learn more about her work and connect with her through her university webpage.
  • Kori Hamilton Biagas serves as Communications Program Manager with SRI Education. Learn more about Kori’s work and connect with her through her SRI Education webpage.

December 14, 2023


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