The Nature of Reading Development, Reading Difficulties, and Effective Instruction

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Grade Level Ranges:
PK - Grade 2, Grades 3- 5
Content Areas:
Reading, Writing, and Communicating
Topic tags:
literacy, reading in the rockies, phonological awareness, david kilpatrick, dyslexia
Special populations:
Special Education
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In this keynote from Reading in the Rockies 2017, David Kilpatrick talks about what we know about reading development. Specifically, he highlights the fact that there is not a different theory of reading development for typically developing and struggling readers and then shares the implications of that fact.

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Kilpatrick, D. (2017, October 7). The Nature of Reading Development, Reading Difficulties, and Effective Instruction. Lecture presented at Reading in the Rockies, Vail, Colorado. Retrieved from