presentation And Handouts
Click here to access the presentation used at Westmount Charter School on May 17, 2019.
Click here to access Parent Education pptx presentation as shared at Foothills Academy Estelle Siebens Community Services March 20th, 2019.
Click here to access the pptx presentation from City of Calgary Teachers Convention - The Science of Reading and Reading Instruction - February 14th, 2019.
PowerPoint Presentation - The Science of Reading and Reading Instruction
Handout - The Ladder of Reading (c) N. Young 2017
Handout - Sound-Symbol Chart - University of Texas
Books & teaching resources
(Scroll down for scientific articles)
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Buy hard copy (inexpensively) at Amazon.ca Reading Instruction and Phonics: Theory and Practice for Teachers - Stephen Parker
REPORTS, scientific articles, monographs & Videos
Where possible I have linked to full articles. In some cases articles are behind paywalls and I have linked to the abstract. I recommend that all educators advocate that access to the scientific journals should be provided by their employer (as the only cost effective possibility for scientific knowledge to become easily accessible).
Dehaene, S. VIDEO - The Brain Prize Presents: Stanislas Dehaene - a 7 minute video introduction to the reading / brain science (and why NOT to teach whole words).
Dehaene, S. VIDEO - How the Brain Learns to Read - Prof. Stanislas Dehaene - about 1/2 hour video - roughly 20 minute lecture with about 10 minutes of (mostly) interesting Q&A at the end. REALLY WORTHWHILE (especially the lecture portion).
Spear-Swerling, L. (2018). Structured Literacy and Typical Literacy Practices: Understanding Differences to Create Instructional Opportunities. Teaching Exceptional Children, Vol. XX, No. X. pp. 1-11.
Spelfabet. VIDEO - A 12 minute video that explains How Children Learn to Read.
Stanovich, J. and Stanovich, K. (2003). Using research and reason in education: How teachers can use scientifically based research to make curricular & instructional decisions.Washington, DC: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development; Department of Education; and Department of Health and Human Services.