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Recommended Reads from the Children's Collection @ the Education Library

Booklists of children's literature in support of IUB School of Education coursework

What is the Science of Reading?

What is the Science of Reading?

According to The Reading League, a professional organization that focuses on evidence-aligned reading instruction, the Science of Reading is an "interdisciplinary body of scientifically-based research about reading and issues related to reading and writing." This scientifically-based research includes data derived from a variety of fields, including, but not limited to cognitive psychology, communication sciences, developmental psychology, education, special education, implementation science, linguistics, neuroscience, and school psychology (Science of Reading: Defining Guide, 2021).

This guide will help you find books based on different developmental stages of literacy as well as professional and scholarly materials to guide your research and practice.

Trade Books

These books support letter sound and letter recognition.

These books support phonemic awareness and foster an understanding of sounds, rhythm, syllables, and rhyme.

These books support the learning of beginning consonants and short vowels.

These books support literary growth through the addition of long vowels, sight words, and beginning compound and multisyllabic words.

Professional Development