Here at WY Lit, we know literacy skills are not something children are born with. We also know that a challenge is always less overwhelming with support, so we've put together some of our favorite resources to help and to educate. Need help connecting with a specific resource? Contact us! Literacy is our business.
Hard Words: Why Aren't American Kids Being Taught To Read?
By Emily Hanford, APM Reports
Beyond the Reading Wars: How the Science of Reading Can Improve Literacy
By Anne Castles, Association for Psychological Science
The Gap Between The Science On Kids And Reading, And How It Is Taught
By Claudio Sanchez, National Public Radio
Why Millions Of Kids Can't Read And What Better Teaching Can Do About It
By Emily Hanford, for National Public Radio
Whole-Language High Jinks
By Louisa Moats
What is Structured Literacy?
By Carolyn D. Cowen, International Dyslexia Association
Why Are We Still Teaching Reading the Wrong Way?
By Emily Hanford, for The New York Times
It’s Important That Kids Read Proficiently By Third Grade. Only Half Of Pittsburgh Students Do
By Sarah Schneider, NPR: WESA in Pittsburgh
Kids struggle to read when schools leave phonics out
By Emily Hanford, for The Hechinger Report
How Science is Rewiring the Dyslexic Brain
By Gabrielle Emanuel, for National Public Radio
Unseen and unheard: Student early diagnosis is critical for success
By Jeannie Aschkenasy, for The Hill
Teachers Won’t Embrace Research Until It Embraces Them
By Margaret Goldberg, The Right to Read Project
There is a Right Way to Teach Reading, and Mississippi Knows It