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Reply To: Intro to Science of Reading


My three main take aways on the science of reading are; everyone learns to read the same way, reading is not a natural skill and understanding Dr. Scarborough’s Reading rope and how decoding coupled with literary comprehension go hand in hand to support reading comprehension. The implications of these three take aways are huge. If everyone learns to read in the same way through explicit and systematic instruction we know that lesson plans should include both. Understanding the reading rope and its components thoroughly willl help teachers determine where exactly any breakdown in reading is happening and how to focus effective interventions. I don’t have specific questions at this point, but I am looking forward to learning more specifics about what effective reading instruction looks like.