Science of Reading
"Dyslexia or not, the science of reading matters a lot."
What is the Science of Reading (SoR)?
Dr. Mark Seidenberg defines the “Science of Reading” as a body of basic research in developmental psychology, educational psychology, cognitive science, and cognitive neuroscience on reading, one of the most complex human behaviors, and its biological (neural, genetic) bases. This research has been conducted for decades in the US and around the world. The research has important implications for helping children to succeed, but it has not been incorporated in how teachers are trained for the job or how children are taught.
Dr. Louisa Moats clarifies that the body of work referred to as the “science of reading” is not an ideology, a philosophy, a political agenda, a one-size-fits-all approach, a program of instruction, nor a specific component of instruction. It is the emerging consensus from many related disciplines, based on literally thousands of studies, supported by hundreds of millions of research dollars, conducted across the world in many languages. These studies have revealed a great deal about how we learn to read, what goes wrong when students don’t learn, and what kind of instruction is most likely to work the best for the most students.
WI Reads is proud to share professional development opportunities for educators, parents, and leaders centered around the Science of Reading.
Training is available year round and can be seen at https://scienceofreadinginfo.com/ on the event and product page. Along with training, there are resources and information to help you understand how to implement the science into your teaching or parenting practices.
The Science of Reading a Defining Movement
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WI Reads - Literacy Task Force of Wisconsin Facebook Page
Wisconsin Science of Reading WISoR & Literacy Task Force of Wisconsin - This group is designed to help Wisconsin teachers understand the science of reading and how it impacts teaching reading. Many teachers were not trained using evidenced based instruction or materials. This site will help guide you through that process while keeping you up to date on legislative changes on dyslexia, teacher preparation, and education. If you want to know more of how to implement the science of reading into your classroom visit us often. I look forward to meeting and sharing with you all there is to learn on the science of reading, what you should have learned in college.
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Science of Reading - What I Should Have Learned in College - The purpose of this group is to connect the research of how we learn to read to our teaching practice. Our mission is to inform and deliver to teachers professional development in evidenced based practices.