Learning to read is arguably the most important academic experience students will have during their school years. But it’s not a given.
The “nation’s report card” shows that just over a third of 4th graders are proficient readers. That’s despite decades of cognitive research specifying the skills students need to be taught to read fluently. So what’s happening in schools—and in teacher preparation—that’s making it so hard for some students to gain these foundational skills?
In this online summit, Education Week reporters and their expert guests will discuss the science behind how kids learn to read, as well as explore original survey data on what elementary teachers and education professors know and believe about early reading.
Getting Reading Right: In Conversation With Education Week
Education Week journalists and their special guests provide practical takeaways on the foundations of reading.
How Colleges of Education Are Approaching Early Reading
Improving Comprehension With Emerging Readers
How Do Kids Learn to Read? What the Research Says
What Teachers and Professors Say About Early Reading: A Look at Our Survey Results
A Practical Conversation About the Science of Reading
Let’s have a practical conversation about the Science of Reading! Discuss, discover, and share instructional routines for elementary and middle school learners that are based on the Science of Reading and The Big Five!
Turning Struggling Readers Into Striving Readers
Join Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher) and Jason Carroll from Texthelp, as they discuss tools and tips to help struggling readers. Starting with basic phonics and phonemic awareness, they’ll then dive into fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. Our guest will discuss what works not only in the classroom but for parents. She'll conclude with a lighting speed round "reading tools smackdown" where Vicki will share her favorite tools to help students help themselves.
Final Reporter Wrap-up
Led by Associate Editor Stephen Sawchuk, the Education Week newsroom will close out the day with insights from the discussions they’ve had with you, the readers.
Development of independent content for this virtual summit is supported in part by a grant from the Spencer Foundation.
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