Read this to learn more about the science of reading and why Lucy Calkins has rewritten her curriculum to include a fuller embrace of phonics and the science of reading.
Calkins has been a pre-eminent leader of “balanced literacy,” a loosely defined teaching philosophy. In recent years, parents and educators who champion the “science of reading” have fiercely criticized Professor Calkins and other supporters of balanced literacy.
Read about the largest financial investment for student literacy in state history.
A focus of the initiative is for educators to use the “science of reading” to teach literacy. This isn’t a specific curriculum or program, but a body of research on children’s brain development, instruction, and best practices that provides educators with multiple strategies for teaching kids how to read.
Science of Reading resources from the Indiana Department of Education