Watch On-Demand. The “Big Five” Components and the Science of Reading: A fresh Look.

Learn How to Apply Research to Classroom Practice


In this webinar series, we deconstruct an important model in the science of reading—Scarborough’s Reading Rope—to explore how to effectively and joyfully teach the “big five” components of reading.

What you will learn:

  • Practical tips for translating the science of reading research into K–2 classroom practice
  • A deeper understanding of effective instruction in phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension
  • Teaching techniques for each component of reading



Meet the Presenter

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Laura Stewart
Laura is an educator and organizational leader. She has served as a teacher, administrator, adjunct professor, and director of numerous professional development initiatives around the country. She was the vice president of professional development for the Rowland Reading Foundation and the chief academic officer for professional development at Highlights for Children.

Laura’s current role as the national director of The Reading League fits her perfectly, as her passion is empowering educators to positively impact all students and ultimately change the course of literacy achievement in the U.S. She presents nationally and internationally and is a published author.