Talk to Read© Collaborative:

A Literacy Recovery and Acceleration Program

Teachers, instructional coaches, and researchers join forces to bring Talk to Read© to classrooms.

Funded by the US Dept. of Education, this $4 million dollar grant serves high-needs schools over five years, 2021-2026. Teachers participate for one year in professional learning developed by the eMINTS National Center and the University of Missouri - College of Education and Human Development. This program will serve 46 schools, 96 teachers, and over 1900 students.


Talk to Read© Collaborative is a literacy recovery program in which teachers, instructional coaches, and researchers work together to tailor Talk to Read© strategies for second-grade students attending high-poverty, rural schools where post-pandemic literacy skills have been affected. This professional learning program helps teachers use various strategies to elicit and scaffold students' own background and vocabulary to contextualize reading skills and embed current state learning standards across the curriculum, including current reading programs. Teachers will also learn ways to use technology, especially dictation, to improve sight word vocabulary, reading comprehension, and classroom management.  

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