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Literacy Resources and Interventions for Students with Disabilities

Literacy is essential to learning. The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) believes teachers should be supported; that all students have the ability to learn and deserve culturally, linguistically, and accessible literacy instruction, the highest quality evidence-based instructional support, and the intensive literacy acceleration needed to flourish in school and life. Therefore, the NJDOE adheres to the philosophy of developmentally appropriate reading instruction that is guided by decades of research across multiple disciplines. Evidence-based early reading instruction should incorporate the foundational elements of phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension as noted in the National Reading Panel Report (2000) and other respected research; as well as, background knowledge, writing, and motivation. The NJDOE has consistently held firm to the reciprocity of reading and writing instruction, and its benefit to students, as skills and strategies are cultivated in an integrated system of literacy instruction in the classroom (NJDOE Practice Profile, 2022).  

Find activities, materials, and resources with which your students will engage by exploring the collection of resources below.  Please note that the links provided are suggestions for resources and do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by the New Jersey Department of Education of any of the products, services or opinions of the corporation or organization or individuals.


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