What does cognitive science say about how kids learn to read?

February 4, 2022
What does cognitive science say about how kids learn to read?

Hi Literacy Lovers,

Last week, we rereleased Episode 23: Emily Hanford Epically Defines the Science of Reading. We get a lot of listener questions like this:

  • What resources are helpful as I start my science of reading journey?

  • Can you recommend some reliable sources on reading science?

  • What can I read or listen to in order to learn about how kids learn to read?

Whether you’re one day, one hundred days, or one thousand days into your reading science journey, we are glad you’re here to learn with us!

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Emily Hanford

The APM Reports team has produced four reports and documentaries about how kids learn to read. Listen (or read) as Emily Hanford elevates the research and shares stories of families and kids everywhere. Many people say that these reports were the place where their thinking started to shift about popular literacy practices!

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In this video, Dr. Pam Kastner interviews Emily Hanford about “At A Loss for Words” as part of the Leaders and Learning Literacy series. Hanford explores the history of the three-cueing system and explains the cognitive science that proves it wrong. She shows what three-cueing looks like in the classroom, documents the harm it does to children, and visits Oakland, California classrooms. 

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Follow Emily Hanford on Twitter @ehanford. Emily Hanford is a senior producer and correspondent for American Public Media Reports. Emily posts informative current events that illuminate science of reading practices. 

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