Science of Reading: Putting Research into Action

Science of Reading Webinar Series 

The Science of Reading pedagogy and practices are proven by decades of research to teach children how to read. However, taking the steps to implement these strategies in your own classroom can be challenging. In these webinars, renowned literacy experts show you how to put Science of Reading-aligned instruction into daily practice. Experts address definitions, key research findings, curricular progression, assessment, and—most importantly—instruction.

Word Recognition Language Comprehension Reading Comprehension

Word Recognition

Demystifying Phonological versus Phonemic Awareness Instruction

With Literacy Experts Dr. D. Ray Reutzel and Dr. Parker C. Fawson

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Big Words for Little Kids (K–2): Infusing Phonics with Appropriate Multisyllabic Strategies

With Literacy Expert Dr. Heidi Anne Mesmer

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Alphabetics: What’s Hard about Teaching Letters and Sounds (and How to Do It Well!)

With Literacy Experts Dr. D. Ray Reutzel and Dr. Parker C. Fawson

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The Science of Decodables: What the Research Says

With Literacy Expert Dr. Heidi Anne Mesmer

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How to Deliver Effective Phonics through Spelling Instruction

With Literacy Experts Dr. D. Ray Reutzel and Dr. Parker C. Fawson

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The Science of Decodables: How to Use Them Effectively

With Literacy Expert Dr. Heidi Anne Mesmer

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Why and How to Teach Word Recognition: High-Frequency Words and Orthographic Patterns

With Literacy Experts Dr. D. Ray Reutzel and Dr. Parker C. Fawson

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From the Words to the World for Older, Striving Readers: Part 1: The Words

Wednesday, September 13 at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT
Literacy Expert: Dr. Devin M. Kearns

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From the Words to the World for Older, Striving Readers: Part 2: The World

Wednesday, September 20 at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT
Literacy Expert: Dr. Devin M. Kearns

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The Science of Reading and the Science of Instruction: Both Are Imperative

Wednesday, November 15 at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT
Literacy Expert: Dr. Anita Archer

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Language Comprehension

What Is Knowledge, Knowledge Building, and Knowledge Activation in the Context of Literacy?

Wednesday, October 4 at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT
Literacy Expert: Dr. Courtney Hattan

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How Can I Use Text Sets to Support Knowledge Building?

Wednesday, October 11 at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT
Literacy Expert: Dr. Courtney Hattan

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How Can I Integrate Reading Strategies into a Knowledge-Building Curriculum?

Wednesday, October 18 at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT
Literacy Expert: Dr. Courtney Hattan

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Reading Comprehension

Why Can’t My Best Word Readers Understand What They Read? Science-Based Instructional Strategies for Supporting Active Comprehension

Wednesday, November 1 at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT
Literacy Expert: Dr. Kelly Cartwright

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Good Readers Are Good Thinkers! Teaching Executive Skills to Support Successful Reading

Wednesday, November 8 at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT
Literacy Expert: Dr. Kelly Cartwright

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The Reading Fluency Bridge: From Word Study to Comprehension

Thursday, March 14 at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT
Literacy Experts: Dr. D. Ray Reutzel and Dr. Parker C. Fawson

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Words, Words, Words: The Building Blocks of Reading Comprehension

Thursday, March 28 at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT
Literacy Experts: Dr. D. Ray Reutzel and Dr. Parker C. Fawson

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So, What’s the Story Here?: Comprehending Narrative Texts

Thursday, April 11 at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT
Literacy Experts: Dr. D. Ray Reutzel and Dr. Parker C. Fawson

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There’s an Amazing World Out There: Comprehending Informational Texts

Thursday, April 25 at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT
Literacy Experts: Dr. D. Ray Reutzel and Dr. Parker C. Fawson

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