Harvard Graduate School of Education

The READS lab is a university-based research initiative dedicated to improving children’s literacy at scale; creating relevant, rigorous, and replicable science; and advancing systemic equity through collective action with teachers and education leaders.

Children Embracing in Circle

We believe that replication is an important aspect of research. Researchers can now request access to reproduction toolkits for our studies.

Group Discussion

Want to know more about how to push back against summer slide?  Complete our free summer learning module and learn how to keep your students reading!  --Provides access to to the READS Lab library and app.

Happy Kids with Books

Learn about our research-based summer reading intervention for children in 2nd through 5th grade at risk of experiencing summer learning loss. We invite you to access our free summer learning modules to learn how to implement our summer learning program in your school.

Outdoor Biology Class

We're crazy about dinosaurs!   

                     --Are you?

Check out our fun dino jokes and activities!

Dino Chick

READS Lab in the news . . . An interview with Dr. Jimmy Kim

"There's much debate in the literacy world about what's the best way to teach children to read. With two out of three children struggling to learn to read, the nation is questioning what actually works. Harvard Professor James Kim discusses why learning to read is so challenging and shares how his latest model called MORE offers another way."

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