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Reading and the Myth of Visual Memorization

Dr. Louisa Moats, author of the LETRS professional development program for teachers, says that while reading looks like a visual memorization activity, it’s actually a language processing task — and it’s quite complex. But with the advantage of evidence-based research, educators have tremendous insight into how that process unfolds and the ways it should inform their reading instruction at all levels.

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Louisa Moats


Louisa Moats

Dr. Louisa Moats is a nationally recognized authority on how children learn to read and why some struggle to learn. Widely acclaimed as a researcher, speaker, consultant, and trainer, Moats has developed the landmark professional development program LETRS for teachers and reading specialists.