What the Science Says About How Kids Learn to Read
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Understanding how children acquire literacy skills is a complex process. We are here to help you navigate the myriad of resources that are available whether you are a parent, teacher or school leader.
We know that many universities have not provided teachers with training in how children learn to read and that many educators are saddled with having to implement practices that are not aligned to the Science of Reading. The good news is that there is a growing movement to get this information into the hands of educators. We hope we can help you on your journey!
Research shows that effective instructional leadership is essential in shifting reading outcomes for all students. In order for schools to make the shift to practices rooted in the Science of Reading, district and school leaders must also immerse themselves in the science. Your journey should start alongside your staff with a specific focus on systems and data.
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Stay tuned as more resources are added!
APM Reports Podcasts
Emily Hanford Makes Sense of Reading Science
In this series, listeners can get a clear grasp of the importance of reading science and the impact lack of knowledge of reading science has on the country's literacy outcomes.
Start with Hard to Read, then Hard Words, next At a Loss for Words and finally What the Words Say. For many, these podcasts were the impetus for beginning the Science of Reading journey.
Is My Kid Learning How to Read
Parents Learn What to Look for When Reviewing Their Child's Literacy Program
Parents Watch This Series With Your Pre-K-1st Grade Children
Reading Buddies is a series developed by The Reading League that follows the reading science. Watch these episodes with your children and implement what you are learning at home. Phonological awareness, writing readiness and phonics skills are highlighted in a clear scope and sequence.
The Right to Read Project
Is My Child's School Getting Reading Right - Questions to Ask
Ensure your child's school is teaching reading in the way that 95% of students can be successful. This blog post and accompanying checklist are a great place to start. Bring the checklist to your next conference!
How to Avoid a Lemon
National Center on Improving Literacy
How parents can identify ineffective reading instruction that does not use evidence-based practices.