Use the Science of Reading to Create Equitable Opportunities For All Students

​To ensure all students become proficient readers, including those whose first language is not English, teachers must rely on the science of reading.

Putting the science of reading into practice

Decades of research shows that all students need explicit instruction in the five core pillars of reading: phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency and comprehension in a methodical way.

In order to target instruction and evidence-based intervention to the specific skill areas where students need support, teachers need quick, accurate reading assessments.

In this playbook, experts offer advice for assessing students for reading difficulties and literacy gaps and addressing those deficits with instruction and interventions grounded in the science of reading. You’ll learn about:

  • Choosing valid assessments
  • Supporting English learners
  • Planning effective literacy instruction
  • Implementing a school-wide reading improvement model
  • And more

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