The Science of Reading: An Overview
Together with The Reading League, Read Washington presented an evening on The Science of Reading with Dr. Jan Hasbrouck. The house was packed with attendees traveling from far and wide to attend Read Washington's inaugural event. Be sure to download the resources!
Listen to explicit instruction expert Dr. Anita Archer as she provides a brief overview of explicit instruction and its many benefits for students.
For decades, schools have taught children the strategies of struggling readers, using a theory about reading that cognitive scientists have repeatedly debunked. And many teachers and parents don't know there's anything wrong with it.
A first of its kind review finds Lucy Calkins' materials don't align with the science of reading.
Scientific research has shown how children learn to read and how they should be taught. But many educators don't know the science and, in some cases, actively resist it. As a result, millions of kids are being set up to fail.
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