REFUTING BALANCED LITERACY

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Here at The Dyslexia Initiative we will be sharing various materials that are the argument against balanced literacy / whole language and and argument for the science of reading via structured literacy.  This page will evolve as we add more materials to support the argument.  The materials are out there and do exist, we will be seeking out the best articles / studies we can find and sharing them here.

The National Reading Panel, Teaching Children to Read: An Evidence-Based Assessment  of the Scientific Research Literature on Reading and Its Implications for Reading Instruction

https://www.nichd.nih.gov/sites/default/files/publications/pubs/nrp/Documents/report.pdf

Comparing Reading Research to Program Design: An Examination of Teachers College Units of Study
Authors: Marilyn Jager Adams , Lily Wong Fillmore , Claude Goldenberg , Jane Oakhill , David D. Paige , Timothy Rasinski , Timothy Shanahan

https://achievethecore.org/page/3240/comparing-reading-research-to-program-design-an-examination-of-teachers-college-units-of-study