I love Reading Rockets' website. They offer a great selection of Research, Guides and Resources for parents and educators. I highly recommend that parents spend some time here!
Is my kid learning how to read? Have you asked yourself this question? Are you still asking and unsure? Check out The Purple Challenge Part 1 video for an understanding of the science of reading verses what kids are being taught in school. This mom puts the school strategies to test.
Here is the follow up from the original video as the parents check out a new strategy with decodable books and phonics skills in play. The Purple Challenge Part 2 video
This article really rang true to me as the science of reading is not aligning with how many of our schools are teaching reading. Check it out.