Hechinger Report: Cognitive science suggests children develop phonics skills in different ways

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By Dr. Carolyn Brown and Dr. Jerry Zimmermann 

In this op-ed, Dr. Carolyn Brown and Dr. Jerry Zimmermann urge educators to shift their focus away from what students need to know and instead focus on how they learn. The article outlines seven points to provide effective reading instruction for students.

Cognitive science can tell us a lot about how students learn to read. Reading failure affects more than half of U.S. students, contributing to a persistent achievement gap. The time to learn about that science and put it to better use is now. But to do so, we must first shift the focus of our national discourse on reading instruction from what is learned to how it is learned….

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