How the Science of Reading Should Shape Middle and High School Instruction

A Literacy Expert Talks About Where Secondary Literacy Falls Short and What Science of Reading Could Look Like in Grades 6-12

Staff Writer
Teenager reading a book
Teenager reading a book while laying down on bed

As districts across the country move forward with retooling how young students are taught to read, some are asking another important question: What about older students?

So far, the effort to implement the “science of reading” — a research-based approach that in part focuses on phonics and phonemic awareness — has focused largely on K-5 students. And for…

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