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 Reading Wars, Reading Science, and English Learners

Reading Wars, Reading Science, and English Learners

On what could become a science of reading instruction for students who are learning and progressing as readers in English while learning to speak and understand it.

Author(s): Claude Goldenberg


What Constitutes a Science of Reading Instruction

What Constitutes a Science of Reading Instruction

A caution against overgeneralization of research along with examples of the premature translation of basic research findings into wide-scale pedagogical application.

Author(s): Timothy Shanahan


Beyond the Label: Looking at the Science of Reading Instruction

Beyond the Label: Looking at the Science of Reading Instruction

On the need to check assumptions, influences, and values enabling or impeding the science of reading.

Author(s): Rachael Gabriel


Embracing Reading for Understanding: Expanding Our Vision of the Science of Reading

Embracing Reading for Understanding: Expanding Our Vision of the Science of Reading

On expanding the discussions around the science of the reading beyond decoding to include the science of reading for understanding.

Author(s): P. David Pearson, Gina N. Cervetti, Annemarie Sullivan Palincsar, Peter Afflerbach, Panayiota Kendeou, Gina Biancarosa, Jennifer Higgs, Miranda S. Fitzgerald, Amy I. Berman, and Matthew Hurt


The Science of Learning to Read Words: A Case for Systematic Phonics Instruction

The Science of Learning to Read Words: A Case for Systematic Phonics Instruction

On Ehri’s four developmental phases of acquiring knowledge about the alphabetic writing system, and how when spellings attach to pronunciations and meanings in memory, they enhance memory for vocabulary words. [Article; 16 pages]

Author(s): Linnea C. Ehri


Connecting Educators With Reading Research: Best Practices for Finding Trustworthy Content

Connecting Educators With Reading Research: Best Practices for Finding Trustworthy Content

On finding reliable, research-based content in a world overloaded with resources. [Article; 2 pages]

Author(s): Janice A. Dole


Questioning Research: Distinguishing Incredible Reading Research Claims From More Credible (and Useful) Findings

Questioning Research: Distinguishing Incredible Reading Research Claims From More Credible (and Useful) Findings

Tips for approaching science-based claims in literacy education with a critical eye. [Article; 2 pages]

Author(s): George Hruby