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FreeReading is fortunate to have the support and guidance of prominent organizations who champion, and are committed to, the mission of FreeReading. Please find information about these groups below.

[edit] Wireless Generation

Wireless Generation makes effective differentiated instruction possible for PreK-12 educators with its mCLASS® system, which includes handheld computer-based formative assessments; Web-based reporting, data analysis and instructional planning tools; and in-person professional development.  The company’s commitment to listening to educators and gaining a deep understanding of their challenges has led to the development of innovative offerings that help improve student achievement in reading and math. 

As creators and stewards of FreeReading, Wireless Generation aims to bring together the collective wisdom of researchers, teachers, reading coaches, and other education and industry professionals to provide a high-quality, cost-effective alternative to static materials. More information on Wireless Generation is available at http://www.wirelessgeneration.com

[edit] Minnesota Center for Reading Research at the University of Minnesota

The Minnesota Center for Reading Research at the University of Minnesota conducts applied research on reading and research on teaching approaches that facilitate reading instruction. The focus is on conducting research that supports teachers, particularly those who teach students of poverty and students from diverse backgrounds. The Center addresses problems and issues in reading that require creative and powerful research efforts. In conjunction with FreeReading Advisory Board member, Barbara Taylor, researchers from the Center are supporting FreeReading’s efforts to provide robust lessons and activities that are tied to leading research, are designed to support teacher professional development, and speak to a wide variety of student learning styles and pedagogical approaches. More information about the Center of Reading Research’s leading efforts in improving literacy instruction and reading efficacy can be found at http://cehd.umn.edu/reading/

[edit] Primary Concepts

Primary Concepts is a leader in hands on literacy tools for the early grades. They specialize in literacy manipulatives, and have produced a resource kit to support Free Reading, for use with Intervention A in the classroom – enabling professionals to spend more time teaching the program, and less time duplicating and cutting materials. Specially developed for FreeReading, the kit includes manipulatives and picture cards for Phonological Awareness, Letter Sounds, Sounding Out, Letter Writing, Word-Form Recognition, Reading Connected Text, and Letter Combinations strands. Everything is organized, contained, and ready to use. Kit and purchasing information can be found at Primary Concepts:www.primaryconcepts.com

Primary Concepts has contributed the following decodable passages to the FreeReading community. Additional books can be purchased directly from Primary Concepts.