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Another Voice: Teachers Need to Fully Understand the Science of Reading

September 16, 2022

As elementary teachers return to school this fall, they will undoubtedly contend with one of education’s hottest topics: the “science of reading.” But getting the science right will require more than a workshop or a new program. It will take critical evaluation of curriculum and instruction informed by research on how children learn to read and how best to teach them. While the term “science of reading” is not new (“The Science of Reading: A Handbook” was first published in 2005), it has made its way into the discourse through popular journalism, such as Emily Hanford’s reporting in American Public Media, and the inevitable marketing of the term by publishers. Many educators have turned to social media and workshops to learn about the science of reading in efforts to meet the needs of their students. Read More