The Science of Reading Blog and Video Series

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A Blog and Video Series

TextProject president and CEO Elfrieda (Freddy) H. Hiebert discusses what we know from science of reading research – and what we need to know.

December 3, 2020

The Science of Reading: Introduction

We’re hearing a lot these days about the science of reading. This isn’t the first time that questions have been raised about how research can be used to increase children’s reading proficiency.

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December 3, 2020

The Science of Reading, Part 1: Why Orthography Is So Critical

Part 1 answers the question: Why is the orthography of English so important in learning to read (and critical for teachers of reading to understand)?

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December 3, 2020

The Science of Reading, Part 2: What We Know Works – Curriculum

Part 2 provides insights from the science of reading on important aspects of a curriculum in reading acquisition.

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December 3, 2020

The Science of Reading, Part 3: What We Know Works – Instruction

Part 3 discusses how reading acquisition can be supported and what instructional activities can be delivered to a beginning reading class.

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December 3, 2020

The Science of Reading, Part 4: Instruction That Does NOT Support Independent Word Recognition

Part 4 is a review of the research on practices that we know do not promote reading acquisition.

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November 12, 2020

The Science of Reading: Teacher Preparation, Research, and Policy

This symposium directly addresses our conference theme of “All of us are smarter than each of us: Collaborate for impact” by bringing together expertise on a topic that many LRA members are confronting: the science of reading. Learning and instructionRead More »The Science of Reading: Teacher Preparation, Research, and Policy

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