Doug Lemov's field notes

Reflections on teaching, literacy, coaching, and practice.

01.22.23 A Slightly Annotated Willingham on Science of Reading

  UVA cognitive psychologist Daniel Willingham and Barbara Davidson of Knowledge Matters were on the Melissa and Lori Love Literacy podcast a few days ago. About ten minutes into the discussion, Willingham gave a fantastic explanation of the role of background knowledge in reading comprehension. I transcribed the key sections below with a few notes of…