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Bookworms K-5 Reading and Writing + Professional Learning Leads to Changes in Student Learning Trajectories

May 29, 2024

Bookworms K-5 Reading and Writing + Professional Learning Leads to Changes in Student Learning Trajectories

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY In this study, researchers investigated the effects of a schoolwide program, BookwormsK–5 Reading and Writing (Bookworms), on student achievement. The study included seven cohorts of students (n = 8,806) in Grades 2–5 in 17 elementary schools. There was no comparison group, but researchers used a time-series design over three school years to estimate […]
Bookworms for K-5 ELA Educators with Dr. Sharon Walpole

May 16, 2024

Bookworms for K-5 ELA Educators with Dr. Sharon Walpole

Meet the author of Bookworms K–5 Reading & Writing, Dr. Sharon Walpole, and learn more about what makes this rich, research-based curriculum a wonderful choice for your classrooms.
Gasser Selected as National Teacher of the Month for April 2024

April 25, 2024

Gasser Selected as National Teacher of the Month for April 2024

Michelle Gasser, a Middle School ELA Teacher at Vertical Skills Academy (CO), has been named the Open Up Resources Teacher of the Month for April 2024. Gasser is being recognized for her outstanding work in her classroom and ongoing support of teachers across the country as a member of the Open Up Resources National Professional […]
Finding Joy and Empowerment Through Storytelling: Reflections from MRA 2024

April 16, 2024

Finding Joy and Empowerment Through Storytelling: Reflections from MRA 2024

As a non-profit organization committed to fostering classroom equity, Open Up Resources recently had the privilege of attending the 68th Annual Michigan Reading Association Conference. Centered around the theme of JOY, with a focus on celebration through storytelling, the conference was a rich tapestry of learning experiences, collaboration, and inspiration. One session that particularly resonated […]
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A Summary of the Effects of Bookworms Literacy Curriculum on Student Achievement in Grades 2-5

March 01, 2024

A Summary of the Effects of Bookworms Literacy Curriculum on Student Achievement in Grades 2-5

A recent study by May, H., Strong, J., & Walpole, S. (2023) delves into the impact of the Bookworms K-5 Reading and Writing program on student achievement. This comprehensive study spanned 17 elementary schools over three school years, with a total of 8,806 participants spanning grades 2 through 5. Utilizing a comparative interrupted time-series design, […]