How We Read, Why So Many Can't, And What Can Be Done About It
Articles and Talks
Fascinating oral history interview with Chuck Close, renowned artist who is dyslexic and prosopagnosic. 1987 May 14-September 30, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. (long PDF)
A shorter interview with Chuck Close, from The Guardian. (short PDF)
A brief overview of word recognition models. (short PDF)
“How should reading be taught?” Scientific American article by Rayner, myself and others. (short PDF)
The National Reading Panel was one of several overviews of reading research relevant to instruction. They published a nice full-color summary document for teachers and parents. It’s not that easy to find on the Internet, so I’ve posted it her] e. Like my book, it mainly focuses on beginning reading: getting children to the point where they can read age-appropriate books on their own, and are beginning to read and learn from more challenging texts.