Welcome to the Science of Reading!
The Science of Reading is built on two fundamental truths:
- We were never born to read. Our brains are hardwired for speech, not print.
- The alphabetic principle is the foundation of our alphabetic writing system. It is fundamentally different from pictograph and logograph systems.
Definition: The Science of Reading is a vast, interdisciplinary body of scientifically-based research about reading and issues related to reading and writing. (The Science of Reading: A Defining Movement Coalition, 2021)
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Watch a 3-minute "elevator speech" about the Science of Reading, as explained by Dr. Stephanie Stollar.
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