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The Language to Literacy Research Lab

We conduct research on how to support language and literacy development in children from diverse backgrounds.

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Meet the Team

Dr. Rebecca Silverman

"My primary passion in teaching was supporting students' language and literacy."


Who We Are

Learn more about our multi-disciplinary team of researchers.


Current Projects

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CLAVES Project

In this project, we study language-based predictors of reading among multilingual children who speak other languages at home and at school.

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SFUSD Partnership Project

In partnership with San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD), this project investigates early literacy interventions in the district.

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Writing and Technology Project

This project explores how technology supports student writers by providing them with alternative ways to engage in the writing process. 

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MTSS Project

This project seeks to investigate and build capacities for improving Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) in collaboration with local school districts.

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Ravenswood Reads

A study of how tutors can support children and their parents to create meaningful interactions for learning language and literacy through distance tutoring.

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Children Study Their World (CSW)

An early childhood curriculum that uses project-based inquiry to help four-year-olds expand and build upon their knowledge of the world.

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"My goal is to shed light on innovative ways for facilitating the language and literacy development of diverse learners in order to ensure that all children have the opportunity to become proficient readers and writers in school and beyond."

Dr. Rebecca Silverman