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June 8, 2023 36 mins

What is the science of reading? And why is everyone in the literacy community talking about it?

In this episode, we explore the current state of the science of reading movement. Along with our original reporting, you’ll hear from: 

  • Melissa McGuire, Tara Rabenberg, and Kimberley Moser of Iowa’s Spencer Community School District
  • Melissa Loftus and Lori Sappington of Melissa and Lori Love Literacy (Twitter: @literacypodcast)
  • Dr. Kymyona Burk of the Foundation for Excellence in Education (Twitter: @kymyona_burk)
  • Kareem Weaver (Twitter: @KJWinEducation) of FULCRUM
  • parents of struggling readers
  • …& more!

Learn More

National Reading Panel

Sold a Story podcast

Right to Read documentary 

Special Thanks

Carla Siravo and Mike Archangelo

YouTube: @mrs.siravo5975 and @mikearchangelo

Instagram: @carlasiravoauthor and @mikearchangelo.

Aja McNair (Everything Aja LLC)

YouTube: @EverythingAJA

Susan Jones

YouTube: @SusanJonesTeaching

Episode transcript and sources: 

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