Research & Links

Recommended books and articles supporting Nancy's evidence-based approach to the teaching of reading, spelling and writing, along with Nancy's "Ladder of Reading" infographic. 

Infographic: Nancy's "Ladder of Reading"

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Steve Dykstra

Psychologist

Wisconsin, USA

"This is a fabulous graphic. It ranks with the reading rope. I think it is great for several reasons. It is clear. It is correct. And the portion along the far right that notes that even the children at the top of the heap benefit from systematic instruction. Everyone does better. That is a critical message."

​Download Nancy's "Ladder of Reading" in .PDF format, including a helpful primer on"What is structured literacy"

**Would you like to use Nancy's Ladder of Reading in a presentation, on a website, in course materials or in a publication? Please contact Nancy first.**

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​Download the statistics underpinning Nancy Young’s infographic. This chart was originally published in the eXaminer, Volume 7, Issue 3 (July 2018), copyright by the International Dyslexia Association, Inc. (DyslexiaIDA.org). Used with permission.

Articles & presentations referencing Nancy's Ladder of Reading

Jan Hasbrouck, Ph.D.

JH Educational Services

Seattle, WA

Thank you Nancy Young for creating this wonderful infographic! Informative, ACCURATE, easily interpreted and engaging!

Must reads!

Recommended books

Berninger, V., Wolf, B. (2009). Teaching Students with Dyslexia and Dysgraphia: Lessons from Teaching and Science. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brooks Publishing. (Amazon.ca) (Amazon.com)

 

Borkowsky, Faith (2018) Failing Students or Failing Schools?: A Parent's Guide to Reading Instruction and Intervention.  (Amazon.ca) (Amazon.com)

Dehaene, S. (2009). Reading in the Brain: The Science and Evolution of a Human Invention. New York, NY: Viking. (Amazon.ca) (Amazon.com)

 

Henry, M. (2010). Unlocking Literacy: Effective Decoding and Spelling Instruction (2nd ed). Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brooks Publishing. (Amazon.ca(Amazon.com)

Kilpatrick, D. (2015). Essentials of Assessing, Preventing and Overcoming Reading Difficulties. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons Inc. (Amazon.ca) (Amazon.com)

Mather, M. & Wendling, B. (2012). Essentials of Dyslexia Assessment and Intervention. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons Inc. (Amazon.ca) (Amazon.com)

Moats, L. (2010). Speech to Print: Language Essentials for Teachers (2nd edition). Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brooks Publishing. (Amazon.ca(Amazon.com)

 

Murphy, James & Dianne (2018). Thinking Reading: What Every Secondary Teacher Needs to Know about Reading. Woodbridge, UK: John Catt Educational Ltd. (Amazon.ca(Amazon.com)

Quigley, Alex (2018). Closing the Vocabulary Gap. New York, NY: Routledge. (Amazon.ca)

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Seidenberg, M. (2017). Language at the Speed of Sight: How We Read, Why So Many Can’t, and What Can Be Done About It. New York, NY: Basic Books. (Amazon.ca(Amazon.com)

 

Shaywitz, S. (2003). Overcoming Dyslexia: A New and Complete Science-based Program for Overcoming Reading Problems at any Level. New York, NY: Random House.  (Amazon.ca(Amazon.com)

Siegel, L. (2016). Not Stupid, Not Lazy: Understanding Dyslexia and Other Learning Disabilities. Baltimore, MD: International Dyslexia Association. (International Dyslexia Association)

Wolf, M. (2007). Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain. New York, NY: Harper Collins. (Amazon.ca(Amazon.com)

 

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Recent Presentations

 

Links below contain Nancy's presentations at recent events. For some, there are also supporting materials such as a Glossary, Practicing Phonemic Awareness, Resources, and more!

**ALL RIGHTS RESERVED: Would you like to use these materials in a presentation, on a website, in course materials or in a publication? Please contact Nancy first.**

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