The VDOE Reading Network provides K-12 teachers with effective strategies to increase the reading achievement of students with disabilities.  Following are useful resources.


Virginia Department of Education English/Reading/Writing Resources


Targeted Literacy Interventions Webinars

As part of the  PASS model for model for raising student achievement, the VDOE has created Webinars highlighting Targeted Literacy Interventions.

Access them on the VDOE Differentiated TA Page.

Session 1: Reading Instruction and Targeted Interventions – 10.31.13

Session 2: Assessing Reading at Midyear: Working Smarter with PALS – 1.9.14

Session 3: Literacy K-3: Linking Assessment to Instruction (Reading Specialists) – 2.6.14

Session 4: Planning for Success in a Reading Classroom – 3.23.14


T-TAC Online Reading Resources Training Opportunities, and Events

Investigate T-TAC Online.  To enter the site,  select your region on the Virginia map.  Select a tab at the top of the page to view VA Assessments, SOL Enhanced, Resources, Events or Online Training, and more.

Click here for T-TAC Online reading resources:


Reading Sites of Interest

The IRIS Center at Vanderbilt University is a national center dedicated to improving education outcomes for all children, especially those with disabilities birth through age twenty-one.  Find a list of reading related resources in this document:   The IRIS Center’s Resources for Teaching Reading


The Florida Center for Reading Research

  • Providing information about research-based practices related to literacy instruction and assessment for children in preschool through 12th grade.

Vaughn Gross Center for Reading

  • Online professional development dedicated to improving instruction for all students, especially struggling readers, English language learners, and special education students.

PALS Virginia Homepage
PALS  Virginia Activities, and resources.

  • Providing educators and students access to the highest quality practices and resources in reading and language arts instruction.

The Lexile Framework for Reading

  • Lexile measures are reported with the scores of students taking SOL reading tests in grades 3-8.  Instructional resources can be found at the website.  One helpful resource is the Find the Book feature.  You can access Find the Book at  Enter either a student Lexile score (from a recent SOL test), or the student’s current grade level.  Next, choose subject(s) of interest, and a tailor-made, leveled book list will be created for the student.


The Math Network provides K-12 teachers with effective strategies to increase the mathematics achievement of students with disabilities.  Following are useful resources.


Virginia Department of Education Mathematics Resources

Fall Math Institute Resources

Fostering Students’ Abilities to Make Mathematical Connections and Representations

These resources were written and developed for use by teacher teams as a professional development tool for mathematics instruction.  This year’s focus is on fostering students’ abilities to make mathematical connections and use effective and appropriate representations in mathematics.



T-TAC Online Math Resources Training Opportunities, and Events

Investigate T-TAC Online.  To enter the site,  select your region on the Virginia map.  Select a tab at the top of the page to view VA Assessments, SOL Enhanced, Resources, Events or Online Training, and more.

Click here for T-TAC Online math resources:


Additional Mathematics Sites of Interest

Fluency Without Fear by Jo Boaler  Activities to develop Number Sense and Number Facts

Download at:

Multiple Representations of Multiplication A video from The National Center for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics  (NCETM)

Watch this NCETM  video of a teacher using multiple representations for multiplication. (This teacher works in a school where 3 x 4 is interpreted as 3 + 3 + 3 + 3). It is a good example of how to support the conceptual understanding of multiplication facts and its importance as students develop fact fluency.


Quantiles Framework Resources


Newly Added Resources

At the National Center on Intensive Instruction website, you can find examples of instructional plans that intensify fraction instruction.  You can download the plans and print-based representations (manipulatives) at these links.

Computation of Fractions 

Fractions as Numbers

Math Resources Slides


The SOL Enhanced Scope and Sequence (ESS) was created by a team of general and special educators and VDOE personnel.  ESS provides teachers across the state with differentiated lessons that are aligned with the essential knowledge and skills found in the Curriculum Framework at VDOE.  The ESS is organized by content areas (i.e. Mathematics, English, History and Social Science, Science), and can be accessed at the Virginia Department of Education Standards of Learning.


 Virginia Department of Education Instructional Resources

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Summer Mathematics Professional Development Opportunities

Visual Models in Math: Connecting Concepts with Procedures

Description:   New standards and assessments emphasize building procedural knowledge from conceptual understanding—the algorithm comes at the end of instruction. Visual Models in Math: Connecting Concepts with Procedures focuses on the role of visual models in helping students make this transition effectively so that the steps of procedures make sense to them.

 Price:  Free      


Teaching Math: Grades 4-6

Description: Reinvent math instruction for grades 4-6 by bringing hands-on learning, inexpensive manipulatives, and real-world connections into your classroom. Whether you’re a new teacher or a seasoned pro, this course will help you get your students excited about math! (6-week online course)  

Price:  $139           


Enabling Students with Special Needs to Succeed in Math Class

Description: Make mathematics accessible for all students. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) mandates equity so that, whenever possible, students with disabilities learn in the same classrooms and with the same curricula as their peers. Learn to adapt your own curricula and work with special needs teachers to help your students succeed. Develop a plan that builds accessibility strategies into your daily instruction. (30 hour online course)

Price:  $355


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