Resources and Research

We offer short research briefs and presentations that are free access for educators and literacy leaders to use to stay on the cutting edge of research and improve outcomes for all learners.

Research Briefs

Policy Brief: Addressing Dyslexia | Winter 2021

Need to Read: Overcoming Summer Reading Loss | Spring 2017

Multiple and Mobile Literacies for Immigrant Youth | Fall 2016

Research to Policy Brief: Full Day Kindergarten | Fall 2015

Youth of Color and Being Known: Teaching and Learning in Racially Diverse Classrooms | Fall 2015

Literacy Instruction in Full-Day Kindergarten | Fall 2014

Learning on the Blue Line: Crossing Borders of Race, Class and Social Relations | Spring 2014



Summer Literacy Workshop 2019

Working with Evidence: What Does it Mean for Literacy Instruction [PDF]

  • Kristen McMaster, Ph.D., Professor of Educational Psychology, University of Minnesota

PDF icon Evidence in Practice: Conducting High-Quality Literacy Instruction [PDF]

  • Marissa Straszewski, Chris Rice, Samantha Shopbell, Leah Swenson & Kristen McMaster

Summer Literacy Workshop 2018

Using Digital Literacies to Connect Classrooms & Promote Student Engagement [PDF]

  • Eva Boehm, M.A., Associate Director of Curriculum, CEHD America Reads
  • Elizabeth A. Fogarty, Ph.D, Lecturer, Curriculum & Instruction

The Wonder of Words: A Community-School Partnership to Improve Vocabulary [PDF]

  • David Parker, Ph.D., Research Director, ServeMinnesota
  • Susan Thomson, Senior Strategic Analyst for Research and Development, ServeMinnesota
  • Lori Helman, MCRR, University of Minnesota

May 2018 - LiRN Presentation

Culturally Sustaining Education: Teaching, Learning & Justice Movements [PDF]

  • Django Paris, Associate Professor, James A. & Cherry A. Banks Professor of Multicultural Education, University of Washington

January 2018 - LiRN Presentation

Silence as Agentive: Shfiting Curriculum and Pedagogy to Sustain Community Stories [PDF]

  • Timothy San Pedro, Assistant Professor, Multicultural and Equity Studies, Ohio State University

December 2017 - Learning Forward Annual Conference

Powerful Protocols for Systematic and Effective Assessment Analysis [PDF]

  • Katherine Patton, PRESS

September 2017 Distinguished Scholars Symposium

Implementing Effective Reading Interventions in Schools: Alignment of Tier 1 and Tier 2 Interventions [PDF]

  • Dr. Barbara Foorman, Francis Eppes Professor of Education; Director Emeritus, Florida Center for Reading Research

Summer Literacy Workshop 2017

Systematic Literacy Improvement: Putting the Pieces Together [PDF]

  • Kim Gibbons, Ph.D., Associate Director of Innovation & Outreach, Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement (CAREI), University of Minnesota

Fostering Student Engagement in Literacy Instruction in the Upper Elementary Grades [PDF]

  • Lori Helman, Ph.D., Director, MCRR and Associate Professor, Curriculum & Instruction
  • Kristi Bergeson, Assistant Professor, Mankato State University

Examining a Framework for Elementary Literacy Improvement [PDF]

  • Katherine Patton, PRESS Literacy Coordinator
  • Stacy Thompson, PRESS Literacy Coordinator

Literacy Data with Instructional Implications: Two Examples from MN Reading Corps [PDF]

  • David C. Parker, Ph.D., Research Director, ServeMinnesota

Building & Fostering Literacy-Focused Community Partnerships: An America Reads Journey [PDF]

  • Eva Boehm, Associate Director of Curriculum, CEHD America Reads

September 2016 Distinguished Scholars Symposium

Writing & Reading Connections, Dr. Steven Graham, Arizona State University

Promoting Writing & Reading Connections, Dr. Steven Graham, Arizona State University

Lori Helman presentation in South Africa

Strategies to Support English Learners, Lori Helman, Ph.D. Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, September 30, 2016 [PDF]