Supporting Every Child’s Right to Read

Right to Read Inquiry & the Science of Reading in a Grade 2 Classroom

Dr. Kathryn Garforth and Michelle Vidad discussed the Right to Read Inquiry & the Science of Reading in a Grade 2 Classroom.

Dr. Kathryn Garforth, Ph.D.
Founder of Garforth Education and The Right To Read Initiative. 
Garforth Education provides online courses and professional development for educators. Garforth Education provides support to families of neurodiverse individuals. Dr. Garforth helps them understand the diagnosis and needs of their child.


Dr. Kathryn Garforth is passionate about every child's #RightToRead. As a dyslexic and the parent of a dyslexic she has a personal connection to the struggles students face. Her teacher training program did not provide the training to teach children like her how to read.  She's determined to spread awareness about best practices for teaching reading.


Twitter: @GarforthEduc

Michelle V. – Grade 2 teacher from Ontario

Screening Tool: Key Phonics
Information about Heart Words
A Padlet Containing Resources for Decodable Books for Phonics Skills Practice
Core Knowledge Curriculum
How to Plan Differentiated Reading Instruction K-3 (Available on the Ontario College of Teachers Website)
Lalilo Research Based Phonics and Comprehension Program

*Please note, these are the programs and resources that Michelle V. mentioned during this conversation. It does not mean that Dr. Kathryn Garforth or the Right To Read Initiative are recommending these resources or materials

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