Misunderstandings of the Science of Reading

Over the past several years the Science of Reading has gained national attention — in the media, in the classroom, and among policy makers and advocacy groups. While this spotlight on evidence-based reading instruction has led to changes in practice, it has also led to misunderstandings about what the Science of Reading is and is not. These misunderstandings can negatively impact students, educators, and families.

During this informative on-demand webinar, Dr. Sharon Vaughn, co-author of the new paper Misunderstandings of the Science of Reading, will clarify common questions about the Science of Reading, including:

  • When someone says they are implementing the Science of Reading, what are they doing?
  • Does the Science of Reading tell us both what to teach and how to teach?
  • What is the right amount of time spent on phonemic awareness?
  • How do spelling and writing fit into the Science of Reading?
  • What practices are part of the Science of Reading?  

Watch this on-demand webinar to deepen your understanding of the Science of Reading and what the term really means in regards to instructional approaches, curriculum, and helping all students become strong readers.

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Presented by:
Sharon Vaughn, Ph.D.
Manuel J. Justiz Endowed Chair in Education and the Executive Director of The Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk at The University of Texas at Austin

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