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Explore the Science of Reading

The Science of Reading is the collective body of research that defines how children learn to read. Scholastic understands that every child is at a different point in their reading journey and the importance of explicit literacy instruction for becoming a skillful reader. By providing a variety of instructional solutions based on the science of reading, we can help you give your students the support they need to flourish as lifelong readers and writers.

Explore the instructional areas below for targeted solutions to support your classroom needs.

Language Comprehension

  • Background Knowledge

    (facts, concepts, cultural information, etc.)

  • Vocabulary

    (breadth precision, links, etc.)

  • Language Structures

    (syntax, semantics, etc.)

  • Verbal Reasoning

    (inference, metaphor, etc.)

  • Literacy Knowledge

    (genres, text features, etc.)

Word Recognition

  • Phonological Awareness

    (syllables, phonemic awareness, etc.)

  • Decoding

    (alphabetic principle, spelling-sound correspondence, encoding/writing, etc.)

  • Sight Recognition

    learned words, both decodable and non-decodable, enter long-term memory

all-desktop Background Knowledge Vocabulary Language Structures Verbal Reasoning Literacy Knowledge Phonological Awareness Decoding Sight Recognition
Background Knowledge Background Knowledge Vocabulary Language Structures Verbal Reasoning Literacy Knowledge Phonological Awareness Decoding Sight Recognition

Programs that Support

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PreK

Engages children with the skills to flourish as readers, writers, and explorers of the world

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PreK

Increases student’s confidence with letters, sounds, comprehension, and fluency skills by providing strategic supports for teachers

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PreK

A seasonal nonfiction magazine will that helps preschoolers discover the joy of learning

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GRADES PREK–2

Helps students secure the foundational reading skills to become fluent readers with strong comprehension

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GRADES PREK–3

Real-world videos across content-area and SEL topics

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GRADES PREK–3

Animated stories paired with nonfiction ebooks to build knowledge, a love of reading, and literacy skills

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GRADES PREK–8

A summer program that combines reading and writing lessons with an interactive summer camp approach

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GRADE K

Supports early learners with science and social studies texts

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GRADES K–2

Fosters early reading success through sound-controlled independent reading materials and systematic phonics instruction

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GRADES K–2

Helps students secure the foundational reading skills to become fluent readers with strong comprehension

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GRADES K–2

An inclusive small-group solution that keeps striving readers within the classroom’s reading community

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Cuentos fonéticos
GRADES K–2

Help students develop Spanish foundational skills with decodable texts and become confident, independent readers

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GRADES K–3

A research-based resource with the comprehensiveness to stand in as a formal phonics program and the flexibility to augment any curriculum

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GRADES K–5

Promotes vocabulary acquisition and deepen comprehension by teaching words in context across the content areas

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GRADES K–5

High-interest, culturally relevant texts that celebrate the historically underrepresented

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GRADES K–5

SEL activities, read-alouds, group discussions, independent reading and writing, and games and songs

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GRADES K–6

A complete solution with a digital data management tool to differentiate instruction

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GRADES K–6

Complex texts for the close reading of engaging content in fiction, nonfiction, Spanish, and digital formats

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GRADES K–6

A comprehensive literacy program that pairs standards-informed instruction with high-quality authentic texts

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GRADES K–8

Ensures that every student has access to the books they want to read when and where they want to read them

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GRADES K–8

Helps students “crack the code” of the written word, bolstering reading and spelling proficiency, comprehension, and fluency

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GRADES 1–6

Relatable magazine articles and activities in print and digital formats that span the content areas

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GRADES 1–6

An exciting ELA resource that inspires students to become confident, successful readers

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GRADES 3–6

An inclusive small-group solution that keeps striving readers within the classroom’s reading community

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LEVELS C–Z

Powerful short-term intervention with targeted small-group instruction for reading comprehension, word study and phonics, and guided writing

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PROFESSIONAL LEARNING

Support Teachers with Foundational Literacy Instruction Grounded in Science

Learning to read with fluency and comprehension requires mastering a set of complex skills that help readers decode and understand words in a text. Skilled teachers, informed and supported by reliable data and effective instructional strategies, can effectively differentiate instruction for children, helping them develop a lifelong love of reading and learning.

In this series we offer practical approaches for applying what we know about the science of reading to classroom instruction.

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RESOURCE SPOTLIGHT

Proven Routines to Put All Children on the Path to Proficient Reading

Julia B. Lindsey’s evidence-backed routines help young readers decode words efficiently so they can spend more energy on comprehending—and enjoying—what they read!

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THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

“Teachers require the correct tools and knowledge to deliver the explicit instruction that enables students to successfully practice and cement their learning, and embark on a path to reading proficiency.”

—Jessica Wollman,
SVP, Scholastic Classroom and Library Publishing

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