What’s Trending in the Science of Reading?

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What’s Trending in the Science of Reading?


May 2024

Episode 9: The Aftermath

from the popular podcast series Sold A Story

This recently released episode focuses on what happened after Sold a Story was brought to the forefront of the conversation about the Science of Reading. It depicts the turnaround implemented by school districts who opted to ban the balanced literacy approach, as well as curriculum such as, Lucy Calkins, Reading Recovery, and Fountas and Pinnell. Instead, they are choosing to adopt research based approaches grounded in the Science of Reading. Additionally, the investigative journalist and host, Emily Hanford, takes a deep dive into the reactions of those who have been building an empire creating and publishing curriculum that was not aligned with the research and was largely based on a false rationale about how reading skills are acquired. Some leaders in the balanced literacy arena are reinventing themselves and their curriculum while others are firmly holding their ground.

Hanford, Emily, Host. “The Aftermath” Sold a Story, APM Reports, 4 April 2024. https://features.apmreports.org/sold-a-story/.


October 2023

Fifteen of the Most Prevalent Myths About Dyslexia

shared by Stephanie Stollar, creator of The Reading Science Academy

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month, which presents an opportunity for each of us to recognize the many myths and misunderstandings and to do our part to promote dissemination of accurate information.





September 2023 

Update on North Carolina’s Implementation of Science of Reading (SOR)






Summer 2023 

Bonus Episodes Sold A Story

The popular podcast Sold a Story has recently received significant attention from educators, parents, and the Science of Reading advocates. If you enjoyed the original episodes, the bonus content is also a must-listen! The episodes are linked above.



May 2023

Ten Maxims from Dr. Reid Lyons

Ten Maxims What We’ve Learned in 50 Years

Research to Support Reid Lyon’s Maxims May 2023




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