The Concise Science of Reading

Word Study, Leveled Reading and Vocabulary

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Word Study In the 1970s, Charles Read (appropriately named) discovered that the invented spelling of very young children was not at all random. He recognized…

5 Pillars

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The Five Pillars of Reading Instruction were set forth by the National Reading Panel in 2000. The panel of educators had spent two years reviewing…

More Pillars

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More Pillars From HAPPYReading.org Experts in the field of literacy and of reading instruction, in particular, widely acknowledge the value of the National Reading Panel’s…

Across Content

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“First you learn to read. Then you read to learn.” – Unknown Children spend the earliest years developing their reading skill. Then they rely on…

Reading Motivation

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Why does anyone do anything? People do things because they want to do them… because they have the desire. This has always been true and…

Parent Involvement

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A few years ago a small article appeared in a local newspaper. It was picked up by a number of other news organizations. No wonder……

Outside The Book

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Our collective goal as educators is that students succeed with reading. Even more than that, we want them to develop into strong communicators with a…

A Word About Standards

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Standards-Based Learning Educators tend to have strong feelings about academic content standards. Whether it’s state standards or national standards or the new Common Core State…