Reading Education History 20.0 Provides comprehensive examples that demonstrate the importance of reading education history in the U.S. Literacy in Grades K-3 15.0 Thoroughly details the importance of literacy in grades K-3 and examines its educational effects on later academic years with extensive professional insight. Content is supported with relevant, quality research. The Big 5 15.0 Includes a substantial, professional overview of each of the Big 5 areas of reading instruction. Brain Function 10.0 Insightfully describes how the brain is involved in phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and text comprehension with advanced detail. An in-depth examination of how the sequential order of each reading instruction component is important in learning to read and comprehend text is also provided. Content is supported with relevant, quality research. Intervention Strategies 10.0 Describes two innovative, excellent intervention strategies, per reading instruction component, for struggling readers. Strategies described for at home utilization are appropriate and creative. Content is supported with relevant, quality research. Presentation 5.0 The work is well presented. The overall appearance is neat and professional. Work would be highly desirable for public dissemination. Language Use and Audience Awareness (includes sentence construction, word choice, etc.) 10.0 Word choice in slides and speaker’s notes is distinctive, creative and well-suited to purpose, discipline, scope, and audience of the presentation. Mechanics of Writing (includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, language use) 10.0 Submission is virtually free of mechanical errors. Word choice reflects well-developed use of practice and content-related language. Documentation of Sources (citations, footnotes, references, bibliography, etc., as appropriate to assignment and style) 5.0 Sources are completely and correctly documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, and format is free of error. Total Percentage  100