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July 20, 2023 39 mins

Our journey through the history of literacy instruction in the United States has brought us to the very place we started: the current science of reading movement that has taken the education field by storm. In this concluding episode of A Novel Idea, we discuss the future of the science of reading movement and hear input from a variety of experts, including:

  • Emily Hanford (Twitter: @ehanford), senior producer and correspondent, APM Reports
  • Melissa Loftus and Lori Sappington (Twitter: @literacypodcast), co-hosts, Melissa and Lori Love Literacy 
  • Kareem Weaver (Twitter: @KJWinEducation), co-founder, FULCRUM
  • Dr. G. Reid Lyon, former director, NICHD
  • Hannah Bain, Iowa teacher
  • Nina Lorimor-Easley, assistant director for education and outreach, Iowa Reading Research Center
  • … & more!

Learn More

Science or snake oil: How to tell the difference, Holly Lane, University of Florida Literacy Institute

Read it, say it, hear it, write it: Instructional routines that engage the four language skill areas, Meg Mechelke, Iowa Reading Research Center

Scope and sequence: What is it, and how do educators use it to guide instruction?, Meg Mechelke, Iowa Reading Research Center

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