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According to Reutzel & Cooter (2015), “Reading is the skill that makes virtually all otherlearning possible” (p. 5). I agree with Reutzel & Cooter that being able to read builds a foundation on which other learning takes place. Therefore, it is essential that teachers are prepared to teach the skill of reading in a profound manner. That is where the research-based framework of the Five Pillars of Reading Instruction and the Cognitive Foundations of Learning to Read prove to be beneficial. Both structures are designed with the same objective in mind; to provide teachers with the necessary knowledge to teach children to read. The Five Pillars framework believes that skills must be developed in all five areas of the reading instruction for students to become successful readers (“K12 Reader”, 2010). This belief is the same for the Cognitive Foundations model. The SEDL states that both the competency areas of language comprehension and decoding are needed together to have comprehension success (SEDL, n.d.).