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Tables and Figures xiii About the Author xv Acknowledgment xvii Introduction: The Chicken Milanese Problem 1 1 On Your Marks 13 2 Sound It Out 27 3 Reading at a Glance 55 4 Words, Words, Words 77 5 Reading Comprehension 105 6 Becoming a Reader 135 7 Reading After the Digital Revolution 159 Conclusion: The Utility of Theory 187 Works Cited 201 Index 229

About the Author

DANIEL T. WILLINGHAM, PHD, is professor of psychology at the University of Virginia. His bestselling first book, Why Don't Students Like School?, was hailed as "brilliant analysis" by The Wall Street Journal and "a triumph" by The Washington Post, recommended by scores of education-related magazines and blogs, and translated into many languages. His second book, When Can You Trust the Experts? How to Tell Good Science from Bad in Education, was named recommended reading by Nature and Scientific American, and made Choice's list of outstanding academic titles for 2013. His companion to this book, Raising Kids Who Read, garnered recognition from NPR and Learning & the Brain. Willingham writes a regular column called Ask the Cognitive Scientist for the American Federation of Teachers' magazine, American Educator. In 2017, Willingham was named by President Obama to the National Board for Education Sciences. He received a BA from Duke University and a PhD from Harvard University.

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