Kappan Elfrieda H. Hiebert September 25, 2023

When it comes to learning to read, the research is clear about some things, but our knowledge is still growing, and questions remain about how to apply what we know in classrooms.

…the depth and breadth of the research on reading and the complexities of life in the classroom, especially when the variation among students is substantial, means answers are neither simple nor easily translated to practice. In some cases, answers are long-standing and clear, but, in others, research is in its early stages…It’s important for educators to remain aware of what research does and does not reveal and to seek support from professional organizations as they engage their students in practices that support the high levels of literacy required in the digital global age.

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