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Hard to Read

How American schools fail kids with dyslexia

September 11, 2017 | by Emily Hanford

Hard Words

Why aren’t kids being taught to read?

September 10, 2018 | by Emily Hanford

At a Loss for Words

How a flawed idea is teaching millions of kids to be poor readers

August 22, 2019 | by Emily Hanford

What the Words Say

Many kids struggle with reading – and children of color are far less likely to get the help they need

August 6, 2020 | by Emily Hanford

Elementary Education Has Gone Terribly Wrong

Natalie Wexler, The Atlantic, August 2019

A Conversation About the Science of Reading and Early Reading Instruction with Dr. Louisa Moats

By Kelly Stuart & Gina Fugnitto, Collaborative Classroom

How Should Sight Words be Taught?  Phonics or Memorization?

Reading Horizons, September 2012

How Children Learn to Read

Reading Rockets

How Do You Bring the Science of Reading Into Practice?

Whitney Oakley, Jill Ramsey, Beth Thompson, Curriculum Matters, Nov. 2020

Making the Case for a Break With Reading Workshop

Yvette Stewart, Matt Warford, Kristin McQuillan, Curriculum Matters, Dec. 2020

Teach “Sight Words” as You Would Other Words

Nell K. Duke & Heidi Anne E. Mesmer, ILA, June 2016

The Science of Reading… and Love

Megan Kruse, March 2021


Placing Blame:  The Current State of Literacy Instruction

Megan Kruse, January 2021