Debating the “Science of Reading”

In class tonight Dr. Eilers referenced an  intellectual argument that recently took place between Lucy Calkins, who published an essay titled “No One Gets to Own the Science of Reading,” and Mark Seidenberg, who responded in a piece titled “This is why we don’t have better readers.” It’s not required reading, but in the spirit of helping you stay informed as educators, I’ve linked you to both pieces. If you do read them, I’d love to hear your thoughts about Calkins’s and Seidenberg’s respective arguments.

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