Reading & Literacy Video

What the Science Says About How Kids Learn to Read

By Brooke Saias — December 16, 2019 3:48

The debate on how to teach early reading has raged for a century. But for the last few decades, the cognitive science has been clear: Teaching young kids how to crack the code—teaching systematic phonics—is the most reliable way to make sure that they learn how to read words. In this video, reporter Sarah Schwartz offers an overview of the important research findings on early reading. (December 16, 2019)

Brooke Saias is a video producer for Education Week, working to tell stories about the impact of education on communities.

Sarah Schwartz, Staff Writer contributed to this video.

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