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Dr. Louisa Moats Talks Tough on Reading Instruction Down Under!

Dr Louisa Moats: We need to be outraged Learning Difficulties Australia has just marked its 50th anniversary with a national speaking tour by US literacy expert Dr Louisa Moats. Dr Moats is the author of many influential papers and articles about literacy, and has been a key advocate for better language education for teachers in Read more…

Arrow Education – Pembroke, North Carolina – Another Great Resource!

Another great resource for parents and teachers who care about teaching ALL students to read proficiently. Arrow Educational Products has been creating and distributing phonics and literacy reading materials for the home and school market for the past 12 years. You can use our web based products at our subscription web sites to help your Read more…

Australia – Systematic Phonics Proven To Work…AGAIN!

The way we teach most children to read sets them up to fail PAMELA SNOW AND ALISON CLARKE 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 the most difficult spelling systems of any language, thanks to the way it Read more…

Pre-School University – Reading APPS – Sound it OUT First!

Here is a new addition to the list of reading resources for children. Teaching the letter sounds FIRST is the key! The Best Methods to Teach Your Children to Read READING MAGIC-Learning to Read Through Advanced Phonics Games for iOS Feb 19, 2015 – Preschool University today releases a huge update for READING MAGIC for Read more…

National Center for Teacher Quality – 2014 Report

Teaching Early Reading Teacher educators in elementary programs at Gordon College (MA) and Southern Methodist University (TX), whose early reading courses earn Strong Design designations in our Early Reading Standard, have generously agreed to share the courses’ syllabi with teacher educators everywhere. Gordon College EDU 345 Introduction to Teaching Reading EDU 347 Teaching Reading and Read more…

Reading Proficiency and Cost Per Student in the U.S.

Would anyone want their child to read BELOW the proficient level in reading after twelve years of schooling? Not me.  Especially when schools where systematic, synthetic, direct instruction in the alphabetic principle are educating all of their students to read proficiently. Below is the definition of the NAEP achievement level for a proficient reader: “Proficient. Read more…

Phonics Techniques Boost Secondary Struggling Readers

Phonics techniques commonly used with primary school pupils also provide a significant boost to struggling readers at secondary level, new research suggests. Low-attaining students in Year 7 can rapidly improve their reading ability by spending up to an hour a day on a phonics-based programme that includes deciphering nonsense words, according to a study published Read more…