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About Our Books

The vast majority of our content is and always will be free. The mission of Pedagogy Non Grata and Teaching by Science is to provide teachers with access to high quality but accessible education research. That being said we do offer books for purchase. These books synthesizes the research on our website, into edited and logical sequential narratives that aim to make understanding a particular topic easier. Over the last four years, we have written more than 150 articles for our website and other people. We have also produced dozens of podcast episodes and youtube videos. By purchasing one of our books, you get to go through a topic in a more scaffolded, systematic way, with a physical copy of the material, and you help to support us to produce more content for teachers.

The Scientific Principles of Reading Instruction
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This book provides a 246-page summary of the science of reading, as can be found from interpreting the current meta-analysis literature. Our previous book The Scientific Principles of Teaching, also included 60 pages on the topic of the science of reading. Most of that research has been included within the Scientific Principles of Reading Instruction; however, we have updated and revised all of those chapters, while also adding over 180 additional pages of new content. Moreover, the book includes a language instruction scope and sequence developed by several notable scholars. Within the book the following topics are covered: 

How to Read Research
Phonemic Awareness

Debates on Advanced Phonemic Awareness

Phonics and the Reading Wars Debate
Speech to Print
The Reading Writing Connection
Phonics Programming 
Mnemonics/Story-Based Phonics
Sound Walls
And at Risk Reader Interventions

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Hard Cover:  (Note the hard cover edition is currently only available in black and white.)

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The Scientific Principles of Teaching:
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Most educators would like to believe that they are evidence-based, but the term, itself, carries a certain degree of ambiguity and confusion. How, for example, is that evidence evaluated? Are all types of evidence equal? And, perhaps, most importantly, how can teachers identify when particular practices are truly backed by science? Every year, teachers are exposed to dozens of new teaching methods, all of which come with claims of being evidence-based. Teachers are not trained or even necessarily equipped to understand which of these strategies are actually best practice. Moreover, many of the most popular teaching methods are based on pseudoscientific reasoning and have little to no evidence of efficacy. The Scientific Principles of Teaching, seeks to provide teachers with an easy to read guide on how to become self-reliant, evidence-based practitioners. It discusses how to objectively examine the efficacy of different teaching methods, current best practices according to the academic literature, and the best education systems of the world, as well as critiquing popular teaching methods that are based on pseudoscientific reasoning.

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