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The Lucy Caulkins “CULT”

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The cult of TC is leading our students down a path towards ignorance and the inability to read. As one leading educator has shared with the Crack Team, “TC is making our children in NYC dumber than wood.” But what is it about TC that is so bad, so dangerous to the minds of our Read more…

Five Myths of Phonics – The Logic of English

Five Myths of Phonics This simple word, defined by Merriam Webster as a method of teaching people to read and pronounce words by learning the sounds of letters, letter groups, and syllables, has been at the center of an educational debate that has continued for over a century. The debate has been so fierce, some Read more…

National Research on Reading Instruction: A Fifty Year Summary

RESEARCH FINDINGS IN READING INSTRUCTION ARE SETTLED SCIENCE 1967 Learning to Read: The Great Debate, Jeanne Chall, Harvard University. Findings: A code emphasis tends to produce better overall reading achievement by the beginning of fourth grade than a meaning emphasis. At about the end of the first grade, meaning-emphasis programs tend to affect comprehension and Read more…

Success! No Excuses! Estill Elementary School, South Carolina

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THE NATIONAL RIGHT TO READ FOUNDATION P.O. BOX 560 STRASBURG, VA 22657 PRESS RELEASE Success, No Excuses! at Estill Elementary School, South Carolina Strasburg, Virginia, April 21, 2015 The National Right to Read Foundation is proud to announce a partnership with the South Carolina Literacy Task Force, The Logic of English and Estill Elementary School Read more…

New Zealand – Massey University – Literacy Study – 2015

Hekia Parata 8 APRIL, 2015 Research project to improve literacy outcomes Education Minister Hekia Parata says some of the country’s youngest students are the focus of literacy research by experts from Massey University. Professor James Chapman, Distinguished Professor Bill Tunmer and Dr Alison Arrow have designed the Massey University Early Literacy research project to broaden Read more…

REMEDIATION PLUS READING CURRICULUM

THE REMEDIATION PLUS SYSTEMATIC READING CURRICULUM The R+ System teaches the 44 speech sounds in a systematic curriculum. Every lesson has direct instruction in hearing the phoneme, developing the phoneme grapheme correspondence and segmenting the phonemes from speech. We teach students that the grapheme of phonemes changes on placement. We also teach students the rules Read more…