What is The Science of Reading?
If you are curious about the term "The Science of Reading" and wondering if this is simply yet another fad, there is a "Defining Movement" coalition that has formed to support you. This coalition has gathered to outline a common definition of what The Science of Reading is, and what is is not.
As outlined in their Defining Guide, 'evidence-aligned' reading instruction stems from many fields of research:
Click on the following link to find out exactly what is meant by The Science of Reading, what it is not, and to view a terrific chart that clearly outlines what reading research must include to be considered "scientifically-based":
The Reading League (2021). The Science of Reading: A Defining Movement Coalition. Retrieved from https://www.whatisthescienceofreading.org/science-of-reading-guide