Science of Reading (SOR)

We now know a great deal about how the brain develops as we learn to read and what instructional practices are most effective for all children. We are committed to stop doing what doesn’t work and be guided by scientific research to ensure that we deliver on the promise of literacy for every CSPS student. It’s an exciting time to be in education, and we need our parents as our partners!

Dr Louisa Moats:
"The body of work referred to as the “science of reading” is not an ideology, a philosophy, a political agenda, a one-size-fits-all approach, a program of instruction, nor a specific component of instruction. It is the emerging consensus from many related disciplines, based on literally thousands of studies, supported by hundreds of millions of research dollars, conducted worldwide in many languages. These studies have revealed a great deal about how we learn to read, what goes wrong when students don’t learn, and what kind of instruction is most likely to work the best for the most students."


Science of Reading - riding the wave! by Alison Clarke  


SOR 3 minutes explanation! by Dr Stephanie Stollar


Orthographic mapping explainer! by Lyn Stone


Nancy Youngs Reading Ladder


The Reading Brain


Simple View of Reading


Scarborough’s Reading Rope


What Teachers Should Know About the Science of Reading by Education Week


Emily Hanford: At A Loss For Words What's - Wrong With How Schools Teach Reading (Podcast Version)

"For decades, schools have taught children the strategies of struggling readers, using a theory about reading that cognitive scientists have repeatedly debunked. And many teachers and parents don't know there's anything wrong with it."