The Science of Reading

This collection of resources highlights a range of perspectives on the science of reading (SOR) instruction from some of the most exciting and influential literacy researchers in the field.

On-Demand Webinars

The Science of Reading Comprehension Instruction
—A Webinar With Nell K. Duke

Discover what decades of research tell us about the nature of comprehension and how to develop students’ comprehension in schools in this webinar with Nell K. Duke, hosted by Kia Brown-Dudley.

Making Sense of the Science of Reading

With contributions from P. David Pearson, Nicole Patton Terry, Timothy Rasinski and Timothy Shanahan, and RRQ coeditor Amanda P. Goodwin, among many other speakers, this event examines the applications and implications of SOR instruction from a wide range of research perspectives.

Unpacking the Science of Reading: A Conversation with the Editors of Reading Research Quarterly

In a conversation facilitated by Liisa Moilanen Potts of, RRQ coeditors Amanda P. Goodwin and Robert T. Jiménez discuss their rationale behind their drive to create special issues of RRQ that answer the questions: What is SOR, and why can’t anyone seem to agree on what SOR encompasses.

Reading Research Quarterly Special Issues on the Science of Reading

Science of Reading Part 1

This first special issue takes a comprehensive look at the supports for, critiques of, and questions about the science of reading.

Building on the ideas covered in the first issue, this second special issue expands on the theories, models, and conceptualizations of the science of reading.

Science of Reading Part 2
RRQ subscribers get immediate access to both special issues (plus even more multidisciplinary scholarship on literacy throughout the year).

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RRQ Live With the Authors Series

RRQ coeditor Amanda P. Goodwin interviews authors from the SOR special issue to get an even deeper dive into their research. Watch the interviews.