Reading Instruction Evolution

For this benchmark assignment, you will be submitting a detailed research paper that supports and builds upon your presentation from Topic 4. 
In a 1,250-1,500 word paper, examine major theories and empirical research in literacy. Include the following with examples and details: 
Analysis of at least one of the theoretical and evidence-based foundations of reading and writing and summarize how the historical processes have evolved over time. Cognitive, linguistic, motivational, and sociocultural foundations of reading and writing development. Best practices in word recognition, language comprehension, strategic knowledge, and reading—writing connections. Principles you will incorporate into your professional practice to improve all students’ reading development and achievement. For this assignment you are required to use 5-7 scholarly resources.