Teaching At-Risk & Struggling Children to Learn to Read


We have the knowledge to teach all but 2-5% of children to read. We know what works. Let’s work together to make it happen!

Knowledge: The Science Of Reading


What is scientific research? How does it apply to reading?

What Research Says About Reading: The Science of Reading Research
The authors write that in order to prevent reading failure, educators must understand and act on scientific evidence.
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If learning to read is not like learning to speak, how do children learn to read?


To learn, watch the preview version of Reading and the Brain                                 


Further Reading


Reading in the Brain: The Science and Evolution of a Human Invention
by Dr. Stanislas Dehaene (Viking, 2009). Available in paperback.
Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain
by Maryanne Wolf, Ph.D. (Harper 2007). Available in paperback and audiobook.




Knowledge: Evidence-Based Reading Instruction


What is evidence-based instruction?

Read the Federal standards for evidence-based: (37) Scientifically based research from 20 U.S.C. 7801 (37)
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 What then is evidence-based reading instruction?

Evidence-based reading instruction refers to instructional practices that have been proven by systematic, objective, valid, and peer reviewed research to lead to predictable gains in reading achievement.
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The National Reading Panel Report 2000

Learn in this summary how the authors reviewed the research data to determine the foundational skills of reading and the most effective instructional techniques.
National Reading Panel Report 2000
Watch the National Reading Panel’s Teaching Children to Read.

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What does a summary of comparative data on early reading from 1967 to the present reflect about evidence-based reading instruction?

Anthony Pedriana, author and educator, reviewed the literature, summarized from his book, Leaving Johnny Behind: Overcoming Barriers to Literacy and Reclaiming At-Risk Readers.
Preponderance of the Evidence


Learn the essential knowledge base for teachers in order to teach struggling and at-risk children to learn to read.

The International Dyslexia Association’s Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading

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