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PHONICS TALK – The Comprehension Connection

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The National Right to Read Foundation has reprinted this excellent Phonics newsletter issue in its entirety here with the permission of the author.

THE COMPREHENSION CONNECTION: Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Should comprehension be taught before or after phonics? Or should they be taught together? Or? read on . . .

Foundation Shines A Light On Reading Instruction

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                      Contact: Robert W. Sweet, Jr., President The National Right to Read Foundation 913-788-6773 info@nrrf.org Foundation Shines A Light On Reading Instruction Strasburg, VA – After over 20 years advocating for students and promoting scientific, research-based reading instruction, The National Right to Read Foundation (RTR) just launched a completely updated website. In addition, Read more…

7,000 School Dropouts Every Day!

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According to the Alliance for School Choice every 29 seconds another student gives up on school, resulting in more than 1,00,000 American dropouts a year.  Why should this matter to you? Because the economic impact is staggering…$200 billion during their lifetimes in lost earnings and unrealized tax revenues for our economy. Why are there so Read more…

In Memorium, Patrick J. Groff

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Dr Patrick Groff

PROFESSOR EMERITUS SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY 1/20/1924 – 4/2/2014 The National Right to Read Foundation honors the memory of our dear friend and colleague Pat Groff. He served on our Board of Directors for more than 20 years, and his articles and books have provided help and hope to untold numbers of parents and teachers Read more…

NRRF 2013 Annual Letter

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December 20, 2013 Dear Friends: This morning I listened to an interview with Malcolm Gladwell on Fox News discussing his new book, David and Goliath. He spoke of many top executives who have overcome “dyslexia” and still become very successful. I ordered his book to read on Kindle and will quote from it here. In Read more…

2005 Teacher of the Year Award: Delores Scott

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The National Right to Read Foundation is pleased to announce that Delores Scott is the 2005 recipient of its Patrick Groff Teacher of the Year Award. Delores teaches kindergarten at Collington Square School in Baltimore, Maryland. She uses Direct Instruction to teach reading and says that all her students leave kindergarten reading. Delores recalls, “I Read more…

2004 Teacher of the Year Award: Ann Edwards

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The National Right to Read Foundation is pleased to announce that Ann Edwards is the 2004 recipient of its Patrick Groff Teacher of the Year Award. She is a first grade teacher at Litel Elementary School in Chino Hills, California. Ann has had twenty-four years of teaching experience in various grades from kindergarten through grade Read more…

2003 Teacher of the Year Award: Claudia Oyster

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The National Right to Read Foundation is pleased to announce that Claudia Oyster is the 2003 recipient of its Patrick Groff Teacher of the Year Award. Claudia teaches kindergarten at Riverview Elementary School in Snohomish, Washington. Claudia has taught kindergarten for 16 of the 26 years of her teaching career. She taught in private schools Read more…

2002 Teacher of the Year Award: Shirley Ficken

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The National Right to Read Foundation is pleased to announce that the 2002 recipient of its Patrick Groff Teacher of the Year Award is Shirley Ficken, classroom teacher at The Phoenix Academy of Learning in Omaha, NE. The Phoenix Academy is a private school for children that have been labeled because they can’t read. The Read more…

2001 Teacher of the Year Award: Bertha Zapata

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The National Right to Read Foundation is pleased to announce that the 2001 recipient of its Patrick Groff Teacher of the Year Award is Bertha Zapata, reading teacher in Broward Elementary School in Tampa, Florida. On January 22, 2001, she was one of 17 participants in President Bush’s Reading Round Table held at the White Read more…