Why Systems Matter for Reading

In last week’s post, Reading in 2035, we explored the idea that the future of reading instruction is certainly uncertain.

That’s the thing about instructional strategies, they always change in terms of their effectiveness, but this is exactly where systems are different from strategies.

Systems play the long game. They provide the structures within which different strategies are deployed. Systems (not strategies) create cultures, and cultures create lasting success.

Systems matter for reading instruction because they pinpoint learning rates before they become learning gaps. Systems also expose instructional mismatches before they become deficiencies.

In the next five posts, we’re going to explore three systems that can take good reading instruction to levels of great reading cultures.

I hope you enjoy the journey and find these posts helpful!