The Essence of the Science of Reading

The science of reading is defined by a body of research that outlines effective literacy instruction strategies. It underscores the importance of a comprehensive approach, which includes phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and language development. This evidence-based framework focuses on the integration of decoding words and understanding language, illustrated by the formula reading comprehension (RC) = decoding (D) x language comprehension (LC).

Science of Reading Key Components 

Research highlights several key areas for effective literacy instruction:

  • Phonological Awareness

    Teaching students to recognize and manipulate the sounds in words.

  • Phonics and Word Recognition

    Systematic teaching of letter sounds and sound-spelling patterns.

  • Fluency

    Practice in reading text aloud for improved speed, accuracy, and expression.

  • Vocabulary and Oral Language Comprehension

    Enhancing vocabulary through high-quality interactions and understanding of language structure.

  • Text Comprehension

    Developing strategies to understand and think about text.

  • Language Development

    Strengthen grammar and vocabulary to improve comprehension and expression.

Clever Noodle's Application of Reading Science

Games Infused with Reading Science

Our approach to fluency (ease and accuracy of reading) comes through games that encourage repeated practice and loads of fun so children want to keep learning.

Interactive, Multisensory Learning

Clever Noodle games use multisensory techniques to help children accelerate the connection of neural pathways and boost their reading success.

Educational Philosophy

Clever Noodle makes reading practice so much fun that children don't even realize they are learning. Games engage and motivate children - and our games really work so play becomes effective learning time.

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