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Knowledge Base

The scientific evidence base on how we learn to read and how to best teach reading has been growing and converging for over 40 years. Find recommended books and professional development videos to learn more about the Science of Reading and how it benefits students and educators.

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Interact with our expert instructors and learn about evidence-aligned instruction in our online Knowledge Blocks. We created The Reading League Online Academy to support educators as they build their professional knowledge, block by block. Online Academy features a variety of 2.5 hour Knowledge Blocks that you can choose from.

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Recommended Books

We have compiled a list of books we know you will find informative and useful.

  • Equipped for Reading Success (2016) Book by David Kilpatrick – Find Here
  • Brain Words: How the Science of Reading Informs TeachingFind on Amazon
  • Knowledge to Support the Teaching of Reading: Preparing Teachers for a Changing WorldFind on Amazon
    • Language at the Speed of Sight: How We Read, Why So Many Can’t, and What Can Be Done About ItFind on Amazon
      • Essentials of Assessing, Preventing, and Overcoming Reading Difficulties (Essentials of Psychological Assessment)Find here
        • Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading BrainFind on Amazon
          • The Reading Glitch: How the Culture Wars Have Hijacked Reading Instruction-And What We Can Do about ItFind on Amazon
          • Reading in the Brain: The New Science of How We Read – Find on Amazon
          • Beginning to Read: Thinking and Learning about PrintFind on Amazon
          • The Science of Reading: A Handbook – Find on Amazon
          • Making Sense of Interventions for Children with Developmental Disorders: A Guide for Parents and Professionals – Find on Amazon
          • Learning to Read: The Great Debate by Chall Jeanne S. (1995-06-01) Hardcover – Find on Amazon
          • Overcoming Dyslexia (2020 Edition): Second Edition, Completely Revised and Updated – Find on Amazon
          • Teaching Students with Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, OWL LD, and Dyscalculia – Find on Amazon
          • Speech to Print: Language Essentials for Teachers, Third Edition – Find Here
          • Speech to Print Workbook: Language Exercises for Teachers Third Edition, New edition – Find Here
          • Reader, Come Home: The Reading Brain in a Digital World – Find on Amazon
          • Reading Assessment: Linking Language, Literacy, and Cognition – Find on Amazon
            • Language for Life, by Lyn Stone – Find Here
              • Reading for Life, by Lyn Stone – Find Here
                • Spelling for Life, by Lyn Stone – Find Here

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