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Dr. Julia B. Lindsey

Author, scholar, educator, and international speaker

Supporting educators, districts, and organizations in using research to improve reading for all children through professional development, professional books, coaching, and consulting.

Reading Above the Fray

Reliable, Research - Based Routines for Developing Decoding Skills

“Reading Above the Fray is a wonderful resource, a book I read from cover to cover. The scholarship is impeccable, citing the central and most impactful studies surrounding foundational skills and their importance to reading acquisition. Authored by a passionate educator, the book is rich in stories, lessons, activities, and ideas. It is a joy to read and will become a well-worn guide for teachers and students of reading!”

— ANNE E. CUNNINGHAM, Professor, Learning Sciences and Human Development, University of California, Berkeley; author of Book Smart: How toDevelop and Support Successful, Motivated Readers

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About Dr. Julia Lindsey, Ph. D.

Julia B. Lindsey, Ph.D., is a foundational literacy expert, consultant, and proud former elementary school teacher. Her work aims to help educators implement research findings in reading instruction.

She is the author of the newly released book, Reading Above the Fray: Research-based Routines for Developing Decoding Skills. Julia is also the creator of a framework for research-tested, content-rich decodable texts used by districts, curriculum developers, and tens of thousands of teachers across the globe.


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Research-backed decodables that support meaning-making

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"Whether you’re at the beginning stages of making instructional shifts or in the midst of it, Dr. Lindsey is a resource you can count on.  She takes the research and provides teachers with practical ideas to assist them in the process of growing strong readers and writers. Her essential instructional swaps are, as she calls them, effective and efficient, but they’re also realistic and engaging for both teachers and students. Dr. Lindsey values the voice of teachers and connects them with research that will impact their students."

Kristy Thomas, Principal of Rock Rest Elementary School, Monroe, NC

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