What Science Offers Teachers of Reading

  • Spear-Swerling L
  • Sternberg R
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Abstract. In this article we examine what science offers general and special educators who teach reading. We review some well-established scientific findings about reading and their practical implications, not only for children with reading disabilities, but for other children as well. In addition, we consider some broader ways that science may be useful to educators. We conclude with some suggestions for individual teachers interested in becoming more familiar with scientific research on reading.

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  • phonics
  • reading
  • scientific research

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  • Louise Spear-Swerling

  • Robert J Sternberg

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