Pictures that didn’t fit

Deleted from the manuscript or new additions. They look much nicer if you click on them to enlarge.

Chapter 2
goodnight moon.hebrew copy
The cover of a Hebrew translation of “Goodnight Moon” illustrates the inclusion of vowel diacritics in materials for beginning readers. Note that the cover illustration is a mirror image of the original.

chapter 2 figure 1 copy

Chapter 3

japanese-scripts-copy

Chapter 4

Eye fixation patterns in reading and skimming.  Adapted from Rayner and Costelhano Scholarpedia article.

eye-movements-reading-and-skimming

Chapter 6

p. 106:  The two sides of the linguistic coin.  Hearing–>phonology–>speaking.

phon-intermediate-code

Design of Morrison et al.’s enrollment cutoff study.

calendar cutoff study

Chapter 7

Perfetti experiments

Chapter 7 simple network
Schematic of a simple feedforward network.

card sectionbucky badger card section

Chapter 8
Main results from Hulme et al. (2015) longitudinal familial risk study. Amazingly, oral language abilities assessed at 3 years of age accounted for some of the differences in their reading comprehension at age 8.
Main results from Hulme et al. (2015) longitudinal familial risk study. Amazingly, oral language abilities assessed at 3 years of age accounted for some of the differences in their reading comprehension at age 8.

similarity of words dyslexic model

Chapter 10
pearson US ranking
Oh, another cross-national assessment in which the US comes out pretty much like in other such comparisons. I include only to emphasize that the PISA is not the only basis for concerns about US performance.