S3-02. Deconstructing the Rope: Word recognition with Alice Wiggins
Join Alice Wiggins, Vice President of Instructional Design & Products at UnboundEd, as she unwinds word recognition, a strand of Scarborough’s Reading Rope. In the second episode of our Deconstructing the Rope series, Alice explains the role of word recognition in the science of reading and highlights the importance of explicit phonics instruction. She also urges listeners to advocate for an aligned curriculum to bring forth a systematic and equitable approach to reading for all students.
“By explicitly teaching sound spellings, we’re strengthening students’ abilities to read so they can learn more.”
“For equity’s sake, we want to teach reading in a way that we cast the widest net possible and support the most students possible.”
- The Reading Mind: A Cognitive Approach to Understanding How the Mind Reads by Daniel Willingham
Language at the Speed of Sight: How We Read, Why So Many Can't, and What Can Be Done About It by Mark Seidenberg
- International Dyslexia Association
- The Reading League
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