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The Science of Reading and the Media, Part 1


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Matt Renwick
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When it comes to the science of reading, asking who is right or who is wrong seems...wrong.

A better question: "What do I believe, and how might I be wrong?"

This is a response four educators and I considered as we discussed Maren Aukerman's article, "The Science of Reading and the Media: Is Reporting Biased?" (Literacy Research Association, 2022). Journalists who offer "simple stories" about how kids become readers can evoke strong feelings about the issue. Emotions such as anger or frustration can help us focus our efforts on what we believe to be true. But they can also cloud our judgment and decrease our ability to think logically and reasonably.

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Watch now (39 min) | This is a recorded conversation from January 17, 2023. Wee discussed the article “The Science of Reading and the Media: Is Reporting Biased?" by Maren Aukerman (Literacy Research Association, 2022). The audio version was posted as a podcast on January 20, 2023…
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