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Science of Reading Simplified Blog Series

Reading is the foundational skill for all learning. Yet teaching young students how to read can be challenging. The Science of Reading research is widely accepted as one of the most effective ways to teach students to read. In this seven-part series, we've partnered with Savvas author and literacy expert Sharon Vaughn, Ph.D., to make the key terms and research associated with the Science of Reading more accessible, and show how this important work can help lead young learners on the path to reading proficiency.



Science of Reading Simplified: Introduction


Phonological Awareness and Phonemic Awareness


Phonics: A Student’s Key to Decoding Text


Fluency: The Bridge to Comprehension


Vocabulary: The Key to Comprehension


Reading Comprehension: The Key to Learning


The Importance of Print Concepts

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