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Report of the National Reading Panel
"Teaching Children to Read" | Summary Report

The Summary Report is an ideal resource for anyone who wants to understand the purpose, methodology, and results of the National Reading Panel's findings on reading instruction research.

This 35-page report explains the origin of the Panel and its congressional charge. It succinctly describes the research methodology used and the findings of each of the Panel subgroups: (1) Alphabetics, (2) Fluency, (3) Comprehension, (4) Teacher Education and Reading Instruction, and (5) Computer Technology and Reading Instruction. This report also offers insightful information provided by Panel members on reading instruction topics that may require further exploration.

This report is an excellent resource for parents, teachers, administrators, or anyone interested in learning about reading instruction research.

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Teaching Children to Read—Summary Report of the NRP

Teaching Children to Read—Video, 2nd Edition

1999 NRP Progress Report

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Put Reading First: The Research Building Blocks for Teaching Children to Read

Put Reading First: Helping Your Child Learn to Read

No Child Left Behind

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Teaching Children To Read