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Introduction to the Science of Reading

Thanks to the input of over 100 educators, you can use this presentation and related resources to introduce others to the science of reading.

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3-Minute Introduction to the Science of Reading

This video was made in response to the need to present in a very short amount of time, such as at a board meeting. The script is below.

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Introduce Parents to the Science of Reading

 

Parent Materials

Overview to the Science of Reading

A five-page document that introduces the rationale for teaching based on reading research, what to teach, how to teach, and how to align systems to support better reading outcomes.

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Discussion Guide

A topic-by-topic list of discussion questions that corresponds to the slides in the introduction presentation.

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Suggested Reading List

Interested in learning more about the science of reading? Use this list to enhance your knowledge. Start at #1 and work your way to #12.

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Structured vs Typical Literacy Comparison

How is the science of reading or explicit structured literacy different from typical, balanced literacy instruction? This side-by-side comparison document makes explicit instruction…well, explicit.

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Structured vs Typical Literacy Practices Checklist

Wondering which category your instruction falls into? Use this checklist to identify areas for improvement.

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Reading Science Self-Assessment Rubric

Use this rubric to determine next steps in moving toward the science of reading. Or give it to your staff to identify next steps.

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Effective Tier 1 Instruction Checklist

Implementing MTSS can seem overwhelming. Use this checklist to focus on the essential elements of core reading instruction and identify next steps.

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10 Ways to Enhance Tier 1 Instruction

Whether you have adopted an evidence-aligned core reading program, or won’t be getting one anytime soon, this list of ten research-based elements of effective instruction can be implemented today and will get results for your students.

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Learning to Read and Spell Words: K-8 Scope and Sequence

This scope and sequence for teaching reading and spelling was compiled from several trusted resources, including Speech to Print by Louisa Moats.

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Read Aloud Routine

How is the science of reading or explicit structured literacy different from typical, balanced literacy instruction? This side-by-side comparison document makes explicit instruction…well, explicit.

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Sound Wall Implementation Guide

Thinking about adding a sound wall to your classroom? Use these six steps to get started.

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Reading Science Self-Assessment Rubric

Use this rubric to determine next steps in moving toward the science of reading. Or give it to your staff to identify next steps.

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Assessment Resources

Assessment is the key to effective instruction. Use these materials to find out exactly what your students need.

Assessment Audit

This tool provides an opportunity to take stock of the assessments used in your school so you can fill gaps and eliminate redundancy.

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Weighing the Hog - Progress Monitoring Q&A

Progress monitoring is an essential element of effective reading instruction. This implementation guide answers common questions about progress monitoring assessment.

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Assessment for Struggling Readers

Connect the essential foundational skills that support reading comprehension to the purposes of assessment with one common reading assessment tool.

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