Reading Rescue

Dr. Miles serves as the Academic Advisor for Reading Rescue, which is an evidence-based 30-minute intervention for struggling first-grade readers. She oversees the curriculum, professional development, and research of the program. 


CUNY-DOE Reading Rescue Pilot

Dr. Miles trains graduate and undergraduate teacher candidates in Reading Rescue and has them serve as tutors for struggling readers in the DOE. This is a partnership between Brooklyn College, CUNY and the NYCDOE Universal Literacy Initiative and is generously funded by The Heckscher Foundation for Young Children and The Benedict Silverman Foundation. Dr. Miles recently received funding from City Hall's Young Men's Initiative and Tiger Foundation to pilot a similar CUNY-Reading Rescue project with CUNY Men Teach students. 


Reading Ready Curriculum Development

Dr. Miles created a free resource for educators and parents/caregivers to support their kindergarten to first-grade child in lifting off into word reading. The materials are available at



Dr. Miles serves as an Academic Advisor to Amira, the first artificial intelligence reading software. She supported the program in developing micro-interventions aligned with best practices from the field of Reading Science.She is current working on developing an early reader program for the software as part of an IES Transformation grant. 


Springboard Collaborative

Dr. Miles serves as an Academic Advisor for Springboard Collaborative's revamp of their early literacy scope and sequence.

Use of Verbotonal Movements in PreK
Orthographic Regularity of Words on Word Walls
High Frequency Word List/ Sight Word Analysis
Sight Word Game to Improve Orthographic Mapping
Improving Blending Instruction
Linguistic Survey of Adults attending Reading Rescue PDs
Small Group vs. 1:1 implementation of Reading Rescue