A summary of the Community Literacy Convening
Literacy is crucial for student success. Many of our schools and partners have seen how the shift from “learning to read” to “reading to learn” opens up a world of knowledge for students that paves the way for a lifetime of learning success in science, mathematics, literature, and beyond. At Great MN Schools, we continued our dive into foundational literacy skills with friends, partners, and advocates at our virtual Literacy Convening: Deepening our Understanding on How Students Learn to Read on Dec. 7, 2021.
The research is clear about how children learn to read.
All students can learn to read when they are explicitly taught with the right instructional methods that include both the skills to read words and the skills to create meaning from text.
Some useful timestamps from the convening recording:
- 00:05:11 – "Science of Reading: A Primer" by Susan Lambert, host of Science of Reading: The Podcast
- 00:59:27 – "The Knowledge Gap: What It Is and How to Narrow It" by Natalie Wexler, author of The Knowledge Gap
- 02:18:14 – Panel with Minnesota educators