Reading & Literacy

What Is ‘Encoding’? Test Your Knowledge About a Core Element of Literacy

By Marina Whiteleather — April 17, 2023 1 min read
Young writer looking at a flash card showing a picture of a dog and writing various words that begin with a "D" like dog, donut, duck and door.
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What is encoding? And is it as important to the science of reading as its counterpart, decoding? Test your knowledge by taking our quiz.

Once you complete the quiz, you can see how your score compares to your peers’, get detailed explanations of the correct answers, and find additional reading and resources on the topic.

For more reading on the place of writing instruction in elementary literacy, read our special report, The Science of Reading ... and Writing.

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