The Science of Reading in Action

Brain-Friendly Strategies Every Teacher Needs to Know


This is not just a book, it's a teaching movement.

We all want to help students learn to read, but what happens when 67% of children don't get that chance? 2022 National Report Card data shows that is the reality in the United States right now. But it does not have to be this way!

The three most common barriers to successful reading instruction are: lack of research-based training, actionable tools, and support. The Science of Reading in Action gives you all three.

You want teaching reading to be easy for you AND your students.

The Science of Reading in Action is the state-of-the-art book on brain-friendly reading instruction in twenty-first century classrooms. Discover how to easily put the science of reading into action in your classroom so that you can see its phenomenal impact on student learning for yourself.

What People are Saying...

"This book is incredible for helping to understand the research behind the science of reading. It gives clear, actionable ways you can put the research and strategies into use in your classroom right away. This is a must-read for anyone helping kids learn to read!"

-Jason Biggs

"Wow! Malia Hollowell did an amazing job at breaking down the science of reading into actionable steps for teachers. Her graphics visually drive home the message and I’m happy to share this with other teachers! Buy it now!"

-Amanda Fox

"I cannot say enough good things about this book! It was a great read and helped me to understand everything that’s behind the term “science of reading”. Now I just need to figure out how to get the author to my school district to make this change District-wide!"



Want to almost instantly help your students with their reading journey? You will gain the skills needed to do these tasks and so much more! This cutting-edge book will help you:

  • Build a rock-solid understanding of what the research does (and does not!).
  • Discover struggling readers' biggest roadblocks and learn how to quickly overcome them.
  • Download dozens of activities.
  • Learn a surprisingly simple strategy that helps students memorize words 10X faster than flashcards.
  • And turn worries that students are slipping through the cracks into unshakable confidence that every student is thriving.

About Malia Hollowell

Malia Hollowell is a National Board Certified Teacher, Stanford University alum, and the founder of The Reading Roadmap - the 4-week training that empowers teachers to give ALL of their students bigger reading growth. When she is not running her business, she loves spending time with her husband and three children in their small Pacific Northwest town.

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