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Obama Illiteracy Program – Man on the Street Interviews

| Every Child Can Read

Mark Dice conducts his “man on the street” interviews asking them to sign a petition to support the “OBAMA Illiteracy Program.” Sadly, illiteracy is a critical issue in the United States and other English speaking nations.  There is a solution to this terrible blight on the lives of millions.  All totally unnecessary.  It is the Read more…

FIRST STEPS IN HOW CHILDREN LEARN TO READ – 2015

FIRST STEPS IN HOW CHILDREN LEARN TO READ Molly de Lemos, Past President, Learning Difficulties Australia Robert Sweet, President, The National Right to Read Foundation, U.S. This statement summarizes the basic facts about how children learn to read, and how best to teach them, as supported by current theory and scientific evidence on the processes Read more…

A Poem – Learn to Read and Write

| Every Child Can Read, Poems

  READING AND WRITING COMPLEMENTARY BUT DISCRETE SKILLS Attributed to T.S. Watt, 1954, Manchester Guardian I take it you already know Of tough and bough and cough and dough Others may stumble, but not you On hiccough, thorough, tough, and through Well done! And now you wish, perhaps To learn of less familiar traps? Beware Read more…

A History of Reading Instruction – Vic Charlton – Alberta, Canada

The History of Reading & Reading Recovery Vic Charlton, Alberta, Canada Introduction It is not without some apprehension, indeed diffidence, that I embarked on a journey into the cloistered world of reading research—to say nothing of broaching the hallowed halls of Alberta Education—in an effort to understand two simple truths: first, why, with one of Read more…

The Society for Quality Education – Toronto, Canada

Society for Quality Education – Toronto, Canada Free Lending Library Recently I was introduced to a valuable resource for those who are interested in answering the questions:  “Why do our schools and our teachers not apply what recent science and common sense have confirmed is the best way to teach reading, and math, and organize Read more…

THE WAY WE TEACH MOST CHILDREN TO READ SETS THEM UP TO FAIL

FEBRUARY 5, 2015 Alison Clarke co-authored this article. Alison is a speech pathologist at the Clifton Hill Child and Adolescent Therapy Group in Melbourne and is on Learning Difficulties Australia‘s Council. A new batch of Australian five-year-olds has just started school, eager to learn to read and write. Unfortunately for them, English has one of Read more…