Check out this month’s SWIFT Talk, “ Five Reasons to Continue Literacy Instruction at Any Age .” Kari Woods reminds us about the body of research demonstrating how literacy supports full participation in contemporary society, and how middle and high school MTSS are well-suited to provide the differentiated literacy instruction among older students with diverse support needs.

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June’s SWIFT Unscripted’s interview with Dr. Marci Kinas-Jerome and Dr. Melissa Ainsworth, “ The Role of Literacy in our Students’ Lives Post-School ”, is an energizing 30 minutes you won’t want to miss. They discuss the importance of literacy instruction for adolescent students with significant disabilities from an educator and a parent viewpoint. They also share tips and strategies for educators providing literacy instruction to adolescent students with extensive support needs.

SWIFT Unscripted is a monthly podcast featuring guests from among the SWIFT community. A transcript link for each SWIFT Unscripted podcast is available at the end of its description. You can listen on SoundCloud or iTunes , or visit the SWIFT Unscripted page to download the podcast to your computer .  

If you want to know more about how to use evidence-based reading instruction in the context of a multi-tiered system for grades 6-12, check out SWIFT Guide’s recommended resource by Martha Hougen from The CEEDAR Center. Hougen provides educators a tool to develop understanding of essential components in any reading practice or innovation and how to effectively apply it with students who require additional and intensified support.
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