Literacy

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Beyond the Reading Wars: How the Science of Reading Can Improve Literacy

A scientific report emphasizes the importance of teaching phonics in establishing fundamental reading skills in early childhood. More

  • Students may find a topic difficult to understand if their background knowledge doesn't pass a certain threshold, but a quick test can help identify those students who are at risk of falling behind. More

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    A Lack of Background Knowledge Can Hinder Reading Comprehension

    Students may find a topic difficult to understand if their background knowledge doesn't pass a certain threshold, but a quick test can help identify those students who are at risk of falling behind. More

  • Students who consistently receive individualized reading instruction from first through third grade become better readers than those who don’t, researchers find. More

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    Kids’ Reading Success Boosted by Long-Term Individualized Instruction

    Students who consistently receive individualized reading instruction from first through third grade become better readers than those who don’t, researchers find. More

  • A brain-imaging study challenges a common understanding of dyslexia, showing that the reading difficulties associated with dyslexia are not related to IQ. More

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    fMRIs Show That Dyslexia Isn’t A Matter of IQ

    A brain-imaging study challenges a common understanding of dyslexia, showing that the reading difficulties associated with dyslexia are not related to IQ. More

  • Math and reading ability at age 7 are linked with socioeconomic status several decades later, over and above associations with intelligence, education, and childhood socioeconomic status. More

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    Early Math and Reading Ability Linked to Job and Income in Adulthood

    Math and reading ability at age 7 are linked with socioeconomic status several decades later, over and above associations with intelligence, education, and childhood socioeconomic status. More

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