Science of Reading
Your guide to making the shift

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Now's your chance—move your district to Science of Reading instruction and change lives forever. We'll show you how.

What is the Science of Reading?

The Science of Reading refers to the pedagogy and practices proven by extensive research to effectively teach children how to read. To easily understand the complex combination of skills that result in reading fluency, you need two main frameworks: The Simple View of Reading and Scarborough’s Rope.


What should every teacher know about the Science of Reading?

We’ve disseminated all the research into practical pedagogical strategies you can implement in your classroom today.

Building your background knowledge of the Science of Reading

We’ve covered the bases, but now it’s time for a deep-dive. Build your background knowledge of what the Science of Reading looks like in practice with the following resources:

Real educators making the shift

Hear words of wisdom and lessons learned from leaders and experts around the world who are making this crucial shift.

Why it matters

Here are three reasons why your district should make the shift to instruction based on the Science of Reading today.

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Leading a Science of Reading adoption

How can you transform your district with Science of Reading instruction? Try this step-by-step process.

Align your literacy programs with the Science of Reading

Strong core instruction grounded in Science of Reading principles is crucial—but in isolation, even that’s not enough. The Science of Reading, a complete and effective literacy system, brings together five key components — assessment, curriculum, intervention, personalized learning, and ongoing professional development—to ensure that the needs of every student are met with aligned, proven, research-based practices.

Read our early literacy suite brochure.

Supporting biliterate and bilingual students with
research-based instruction

More than 3/4 of English learners in public schools throughout the country are Spanish-speaking (NCES, 2021). And like all students, they benefit from research-based instruction that celebrates their existing skills and strengths to help them develop new skills that support their continued growth.

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Continue building knowledge in middle school, with the Science of Reading

Your middle schoolers need to build strong foundational skills and an academic knowledge base that will prepare them for success in high school and beyond. Find out how the Science of Reading can help.


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Hear, watch, and read expert insights that will help you transform your district with the Science of Reading.

  1. 1. Subscribe to Science of Reading: The Podcast.
  2. 2. Follow our Science of Reading blog.
  3. 3. Watch our Science of Reading webinars.
  4. 4. Sample our programs based on the Science of Reading.

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