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2015 Teacher of the Year Award: Christine Calabrese

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE THE NATIONAL RIGHT TO READ FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES THE 2015 PATRICK GROFF TEACHERS OF THE YEAR AWARD Strasburg, Virginia – President Robert W. Sweet, Jr. today announced the selection of Christine Calabrese as the recipient of the National Right to Read Foundation’s 2015 Patrick Groff Teacher of the Year Award. Christine is a Read more…

STANFORD STUDY ON BRAIN WAVES SHOWS HOW DIFFERENT TEACHING METHODS AFFECT READING DEVELOPMENT

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Stanford Report, May 28, 2015 Stanford study on brain waves shows how different teaching methods affect reading development Stanford Professor Bruce McCandliss found that beginning readers who focus on letter-sound relationships, or phonics, increase activity in the area of their brains best wired for reading. BY MAY WONG Beginning readers who focus on letter-sound relationships, Read more…

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…