Reading Reimagined: Why Is THIS Not Talked About?

Mar 6, 2023

11:30am – 12:30pm CT

Recording: Reading Reimagined: Why Is THIS Not Talked About?, Mar 6, 2023

Many educators know that only one-third of American children read at grade level and results are far worse for students of color and those experiencing poverty. There is a lesser known truth: struggling readers often peak in grade four, after which most school systems see declining results. Why is this? We will explore what these results tell us, discuss why the critical intersection of decoding and reading comprehension is critical to this challenge, and offer solutions for change.

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Brandy Nelson

Reading Reimagined

Kathy Rhodes

University of California, Irvine

Sonya Thomas

Nashville PROPEL

Jason Yeatman

Stanford University