What Is the Science of Reading?
At Nystrom, we have anchored our approach to reading instruction in Scarborough's Rope. Scarborough's Rope, developed by Dr. Hollis Scarborough (2001) expounds on the "simple view" of reading. The rope demonstrates the components of language comprehension and word recognition, and how becoming a skilled reader is a multi-faceted process that requires years of explicit instruction and practice. For a student struggling with reading, this model allows educators to zoom in and identify which specific components the student needs help and support with.