What is the Science of Reading and How Does it Help Students?

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By Alestra Menéndez

Molokai teachers, please join us on Monday, Sept. 25 at 3:30 p.m. at the Molokai Education Center for a discussion about the science of reading and how you can leverage it in your classroom. 

Please join us as we dive into the latest educational and neuroscience research on how students learn to read in any alphabetic language, including Hawaiian and English. We will explore how to support all students to build meaningful background knowledge as they develop essential literacy skills. 

In this interactive session, we will explore classroom practices based on science. As a community of learners, we will reflect on how to implement science-based practices at your school to support your students’ learning and growth. 

Kumu Alestra Menéndez served as a DOE elementary school teacher and Kamehameha Schools literacy specialist for 10 years on Molokai. Her recent projects include developing Amplify Science K-8 at UC Berkeley and working as a multilingual literacy specialist in the US and Puerto Rico.


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