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June 29, 2023 39 mins

In this episode, we take a deep dive into the work of several influential researchers in the early days of the science of reading. These pioneers of literacy research paved the way for the development of evidence-based instruction of today and played major roles in advocating for effective, equitable literacy instruction for all students. Plus, hear from:

  • Natalie Wexler (Twitter: @natwexler), author, The Knowledge Gap
  • Dr. Fumiko Hoeft (Twitter: @FumikoHoeft), director, University of Connecticut Brain Imaging Center
  • Dr. Maryanne Wolf, author, Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain and Dyslexia, Fluency, and the Brain
  • Nina Lorimor-Easley, assistant director for education and outreach, Iowa Reading Research Center
  • ... & more!

Episode transcript and sources
https://irrc.education.uiowa.edu/transcript-and-sources-novel-idea-episode-4

A Novel Idea website:

irrc.education.uiowa.edu/resources/novel-idea-podcast

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