Have you been asked how your preschool room aligns with the Science of Reading? Or maybe you’ve seen videos of two year olds reading and the sales page headlines saying that simply applying the *science* can give all toddlers the advantage they deserve? Well, in this episode, we’re adding on to the basic background and history of the science of reading found in the previous episode, and digging deeper into what all this science means in the preschool classroom.
Notes from the Show:
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Start with Episode 56: Exploring the Science of Reading
National Reading Panel Report (2000) – The full 449 pages.
The National Reading Panel Report: Practical Advice for Teachers (2004) – A more digestible summary by panelist Timothy Shanahan
Why Aren’t Kids Being Taught to Read? by Emily Hanford
Report of the National Early Literacy Panel (2008) and the shorter Executive Summary
Effectiveness of Early Literacy Instruction: Summary of 20 Years of Research (2021) Institute of Education Sciences
The Contribution of Play Experiences in Early Literacy: Expanding the Science of Reading from the International Literacy Association
Great article with my favorite visual for phonological awareness (from Victoria State Government, Australia).
Amazing Action Alphabet (There are many other resources like this — this is just the one I mentioned using years ago.)
Early Reading Acquisition (Spoiler Alert — It’s measuring first graders, not three-year-olds.)
Shifting the Balance by Jan Burkins and Kari Yates
Reading Raises IQ — How to Make a Young Child Smarter
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