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Adams, M. J. (1990). Beginning to read: Thinking and learning about print. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. 

van Bergen, E., Hart, S. A., Latvala, A., Vuoksimaa, E., Tolvanen, A., & Torppa, M. (2021). Literacy skills seem to fuel literacy enjoyment, rather than vice versa. 

Beck. I.L., & Juel. C. (1995). The role of decoding in learning to read. The American Educator, 5, 21-25, 39-42. 

Birsh, J. R., & Carreker, S. (2018). Multisensory teaching of basic language skills (4th ed.). Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.  

Cárdenas-Hagan, E. (2020). Literacy foundations for English learners: a comprehensive guide to evidence-based instruction. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co. 

Castles, A., Rastle, K., & Nation, K. (2018). Ending the reading wars: Reading acquisition from novice to expert. Psychological Science in the Public Interest, 19(1), 5–51. 

Dehaene, S. (2009). Reading in the brain. New York, NY: Penguin Viking. 

Foorman, B.R., Fletcher, J.M., & Francis, D.J. (1997). Do children understand what they’re reading?: Yes, when they’ve been taught to read. Reading Today, October/November, 16.  

Francis, D. J., Shaywitz, S. E., Stuebing, K. K., Shaywitz, B. A., and Fletcher, J. M. (1996). Developmental lag versus deficit models of reading disability: A longitudinal, individual growth curves analysis. Journal of Educational Psychology, 88(1), 3–17. 

Gough, P. B., & Tunmer, W. E. (1986). Decoding, reading, and reading disability. Remedial & Special Education, 7(1), 6–10. 

Goldenberg, C. (2008). Teaching English language learners: what the research does — and does not — say. American Educator

Goldenberg, C. (2020). Reading Wars, Reading Science, and English Learners. Reading Research Quarterly, 55. 

Jenkins, J.R., Vadasy. P.E., Peyton. J.A., & Sanders, E. A. (2003). Decodable text: Where to find it. The Reading Teacher, 57(2), 185- 189.  

Juel, C. (1988). Learning to read and write: A longitudinal study of 54 children from first to fourth grades. Journal of Educational Psychology, 80(4), 437–447. 

Just Read, Florida!. (2016) An example of the 90 minute reading block.   

Lyon, G. R. (1998). Why reading is not a natural process. Educational Leadership, 55(6), 14-18. 

Lyon, G. R. (2002). Reading development, reading difficulties, and reading instruction: Educational and public health issues. Journal of School Psychology, 40, 3-6 

Lyon, G. R., Fletcher, J. M., Shaywitz, S. E., Shaywitz, B. A., Torgesen, J. K., Wood, F. B., Schulte, A., and Olson, R. (2001). Rethinking learning disabilities. In Finn, C. E., Rotherham, A. J., and Hokanson, C. R. (Eds.), Rethinking Special Education For a New Century, Washington, D.C.: Progressive Policy Institute and Thomas B. Fordham Foundation. 

Moats, L. C. (2020). Speech to print: Language essentials for teachers (3rd ed.). Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co. 

​National Reading Panel. (2000). Teaching children to read: An evidence-based assessment of the scientific research literature on reading and its implications for reading instruction (NIH Publication No. 00-4769) Washington, DC: National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development.  

Scarborough, H. S. (2001). Connecting early language and literacy to later reading disabilities: Evidence, theory, and practice. In S.B. Neuman and D.K. Dickinson (Eds.), Handbook of early literacy research (p. 98) New York, NY: Guilford Press.  

Shaywitz, S. E., Fletcher, J. M., Holahan, J. M., Schneider, A. E., Marchione, K. E., Stuebing, K. K., Francis, D. J., Pugh, K. R., and Shaywitz, B. A. (1999). Persistence of dyslexia: The Connecticut longitudinal study at adolescence. Pediatrics, 104(6), 1351–1359. 

Schwartz, S. (2019). The most popular reading programs aren’t backed by science. Education Week, 39(15), 19. 

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: Basic Books. 

Snow, C. E., Burns, M. S., & Griffin, P. (Eds.). (1998). Preventing reading difficulties in young children. Washington, DC: National Academy Press. 

Stanovich, P. J. & Stanovich, K. E. (2003). Using research and reason in education. Washington, DC: Partnership for Reading. Lyon, G. R. (2002). Reading development, reading difficulties, and reading instruction: Educational and public health issues. Journal of School Psychology, 40, 3-6. 

The Reading League. (2022). Science of reading: Defining guide. 

Torgesen, J. K. (1998). Catch them before they fall identification and assessment to prevent reading failure in young children. American Educator, 22, 32-39. ​ 

Wolf, M. (2008). Proust and the squid: The story and science of the reading brain. Thriplow: Icon Books.