early reading

Advocating for early literacy

College of Education student group donates books to needy preschoolers

All 104 preschoolers affiliated with the Neighborhood Centers of Johnson County were able to take home a book along with information for their parents about the importance of reading thanks to a community outreach project led by the University of Iowa College of Education’s chapter of the Student Iowa School Counselor Association.

A boy makes words out of letter blocks

Rethinking reading

UI study breaks new ground in reading development research

Many educators have long believed that when words differ on only one sound, early readers can learn the rules of phonics by focusing on what is different between the words. Scientists at the University of Iowa are turning that thinking on its head. A recent study shows certain kinds of variation in words may help early readers learn better.