Just like scientists who overcome a myriad of complications to send streamlined vessels rocketing to the heavens, it takes knowledgeable, confident teachers to navigate through the latest reading research and turn theory into successful practice.
"Teaching reading IS rocket science."
— Louisa Moats
Why is it important to have explicit phonemic awareness instruction in the early grades? What is the difference between a comprehension strategy and a comprehension skill? Can you name the components of a balanced literacy program? Find the answers to these questions and more on The Literacy Circle Reading Page.
The Big Five
ASD is in the fifth year of using the School Board adopted reading program, Houghton Mifflin. HM is based on scientific reading research. It includes the five essential elements outlined by the National Reading Panel for effectively teaching a comprehensive literacy program: