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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’re eager to continue 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.
“The science of reading is not an ideology, a philosophy, a political agenda, a one-size-fits all approach, a program of instruction, or a specific component of instruction. It is the emerging consensus from many related disciplines, based on literally thousands of studies, supported by hundreds of millions of research dollars, conducted across the world in many languages.”
- Louisa Moats, of ‘Hard Words’ and Straw Men: Let’s Understand What Reading Science is Really About
Our objective on December 7: Learn from field experts about the different roles we can take as teachers, coaches, principals, community leaders, parents, and stakeholders to ensure that our students receive the support they need to be strong readers and writers.
Learn from experts
Learn from field experts on what the Science of Reading looks like in classrooms and for students. Our speakers will explore the different roles we can take as teachers, coaches, principals, community leaders, parents, and advocates to ensure that every student receives the support they need to be strong readers and writers.
During our three-hour virtual event you will hear from literacy thought leaders:
|You will also hear from a panel of local school leaders about their experiences with the Science of Reading at their schools:|
|We hope you can join us on December 7 from 9am - 12pm CT.|
-- The Great MN Schools Team