Language at the speed of sight
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Mark Seidenberg

Exploring the profound disconnection between the science of reading and educational practice, this book covers the current state of reading science, starting with a brief history of human language development and the emergence of writing.

The author challenges the “culture of education,” which he argues contributes significantly to reading underachievement, as well as beliefs and attitudes about how children learn and the role of the teacher.

The book argues that the best way of teaching reading is through phonics, or showing pupils exactly how the words they hear connect to the letters they see on the page, and suggests that teachers need to pay more attention to recent science around reading and what it means for effective teaching practice.

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Mark Seidenberg

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Basic Books

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This book examines how people read, why many find it difficult to read, and explains effective reading strategies, support and interventions. It may be of particular interest to teachers working with pupils struggling with reading and literacy. 


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R396 / 503
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Mark Seidenberg

Associated coverage:
New York Times, Education Week

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