The Science of Reading

Watch the video below to learn more about the Science of Reading and Why All The Fuss?


Advancing Evidence-Based Instructional Practices to Improve Reading Achievement

In general, educators are in agreement as to what skilled word reading is, and what it looks like.  The disagreement lies in HOW to help their students become proficient readers. This well-publicized reading debate centers around the best way to teach students to read.

susan-hall_sIn this video presentation, Dr. Susan Hall examines the current views about word reading, takes a closer look at how skilled readers read, and explores evidence-based science of reading practices that are connected to brain research. What is the science behind reading? And, how can we fix the 'profound disconnection between the science of reading and educational practice'*?

Watch to learn more about the Science of Reading and how this knowledge can positively impact your instructional practices in the new school year.  Download the session handouts and share this presentation with your colleagues to continue this important discussion and learning experience.

*Seidenberg, M. (2017). Language at the Speed of Sight. How We Read, Why So Many Can't, and What Can Be Done About It. Basic Books, p 9.

Download these Session Handouts and learn more about where reading takes place in the brain. 

Download these full-color session handouts and share this presentation with your colleagues to continue this important discussion.  Learn more about the phoneme-grapheme approach, using phonemes as anchoring points, orthographic mapping, and other evidence-based practices that will improve instructional preparedness and student reading achievement.  

95 Percent Group now offers Professional Development for the Science of Reading. 
To learn more about our Science of Reading Foundational Literacy Course and how to bring this course to your school, click Learn More:

Learn More