Mark Seidenberg spoke with Reading Rockets to answer 13 important questions about the science of reading. Launched in 2001, Reading Rockets is an education initiative of WETA, the flagship public television and radio station in the nation’s capital. Reading Rockets is a national public media literacy initiative offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help. Their goal is to bring the reading research to life — to spread the word about reading instruction and to present “what works” in a way that parents and educators can understand and use. (from: www.readingrockets.org)
Scroll down to play the full set of clips with answers to these questions:
- What has research taught us about how children learn to read?
- Does reading work differently in different languages?
- Does the reading brain of one person look like the reading brain of another?
- What are schools getting wrong about reading?
- How do we help teachers succeed in teaching reading?
- How does a teacher’s expertise contribute to helping kids read?
- Is there an agreed upon definition of dyslexia?
- How do early language experiences contribute to a child’s ability to read?
- What are the differences between reading and speech?
- How do a child’s experiential differences impact their reading?
- How can we bridge the divide between the science of reading and what happens in classrooms?
- How would you change the way teachers are prepared?
- What are the challenges of learning to read in a different dialect?