The Science of Reading is an ever-growing body of research that explains and analyzes how the brain learns to read. The human brain was not wired for reading; it is not an innate skill that many seem to develop naturally, such as listening or speaking. Instead, reading must be taught through an explicit, multimodal approach. In these sessions, learn more about the Science of Reading as well as research-based best practices to support student ELA achievement.
- ABE English language arts teachers and tutors
This professional development activity/course is designed for:
The Science of Reading is an ever-growing body of research from cognitive and development scientists, neuroscientists, and educational psychologists that analyzes and explains how the brain learns to read. The human brain was not wired for reading; it is not an innate skill that many seem to develop naturally, such as listening or speaking. Instead, reading must be taught through an explicit, multimodal approach.
The National Reading Panel identified five key foundations of effective reading instruction: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. In these two sessions, learn how the Science of Reading informs instruction in these key components. We will discuss a word study approach, multifaceted fluency instruction, tiers of vocabulary knowledge, and the role of background knowledge in comprehension. Educators will explore structured best practices for teaching the elements of reading. We will also share a variety of resources to support explicit reading instruction.
Participants who complete both sessions of this PD event will receive 4 hours of PD credit in LACES.
Please note: Several days before the event you will receive an email from Zoe Reinecke, (firstname.lastname@example.org), of the SABES ELA PD Center at World Education with directions for accessing the Zoom sessions.
- Understand that the science of reading is a collection of research from neuroscience and psychology experts
- Explain the Simple View of Reading and Scarborough’s Reading Rope
- Understand the roles of word study and graphic organizers in reading
- Determine appropriate instructional practices to explicitly teach reading
Upon completion of this professional development activity/course, you will be able to: