Free webinar

The Reading League Indiana presents: 2021 Summer Book Study


Session 1: Let's Get It Started!

Date of recording: Monday, June 14

Join The Reading League Indiana and Susan Lambert, host of Science of Reading; The Podcast, to learn why background knowledge is such a critical - and often overlooked - component of science-based and equitable literacy instruction as an introduction to our summer study on Natalie Wexler's The Knowledge Gap.

International Dyslexia Association-Indiana (IDA-IN) and Promoting Achievement through Technology and Instruction for all Students (PATINS) will also join to provide details about how you can participate in virtual small-group discussions and slow Twitter chats to receive professional growth tips and engage in conversation with educators and parents across the state.


Session 2: A Night with Natalie Wexler

Date of recording: Wednesday, July 21, 2021

To conclude your summer book study, you’re invited to an exclusive evening with author Natalie Wexler! Natalie will share insights from her book, The Knowledge Gap, on the power of a content-rich curriculum and answer your questions about teaching, learning, and anything in between.



Susan Lambert

Susan Lambert is the chief academic officer, Elementary Humanities at Amplify and the host of Science of Reading: The Podcast. Her career, including classroom teacher, building administrator, and district-level leader, has been focused on creating high-quality learning environments using evidence-based practices.

Andrea Setmeyer

Andrea Setmeyer

Andrea Setmeyer is the president of The Reading League Indiana and a nationally certified school psychologist. Andrea currently serves on the special education leadership team for the MSD Decatur Township, where she assisted in rolling out requirements of the 2019 Indiana dyslexia legislation and provided training on dyslexia and the Science of Reading.


Natalie Wexler

Natalie Wexler is an education writer and the author of The Knowledge Gap: The Hidden Cause of America’s Broken Education System—and How to Fix It. She is also the co-author of The Writing Revolution: A Guide to Advancing Thinking Through Writing in All Subjects and Grades, a senior contributor at, and she has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, and other publications.

Register to watch both sessions on demand