Resources to help you dig deeper.

The LearnUp Reading Program

Steve Tattum explains about the LearnUp reading program to USF grad students (15-minute video)

The Reading Brain

Steve Tattum explains how dyslexia functions in the brain and how our program addresses the challenges facing struggling readers. (30-minute video)

LearnUp reading techniques

1.  Pressure Release

2. Repeated reading

3.  Beat the Clock

Structured Literacy

Infographic of the key components of a structured literacy program.  

National Reading Panel

Recommendations of the National Reading Panel (2000). 


Links to dyslexia resources.

LearnUp Assessments

Test of Word Reading Efficiency (TOWRE)

“Test of Word Reading Efficiency-Second Edition (TOWRE-2) which is a measure of an individual’s ability to pronounce printed words (Sight Word Efficiency) and phonemically regular non-words (Phonemic Decoding Efficiency) accurately and fluently. Because it can be administered very quickly, the test provides an efficient means of monitoring the growth of two kinds of word reading skill that are critical in the development of overall reading ability.”

Scholastic 3-Minute Reading Assessments: Word Recognition, Fluency, and Comprehension.

“Leveled passages with ready-to-use assessment pages help teachers quickly screen students for reading problems, such as low word recognition, poor fluency rate, and inadequate comprehension. Rubrics and grade-level norms make interpreting the data simple and easy, and record-keeping forms allow teachers to document and monitor student performance all year long.”

The Gray Silent Reading Tests (GSRT)

The Gray Silent Reading Tests (GSRT) will quickly and efficiently measure an individual’s silent reading comprehension ability. This test consists of two parallel forms each containing 13 developmentally sequenced reading passages with five multiple-choice questions.  Each form of the test yields raw scores, grade equivalents, age equivalents, percentiles, and a Silent Reading Quotient.