Category: Guest Commentary

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…

Teaching All Children to Read!

Teaching ALL Children to Read The Challenge of Our Times Keynote speech delivered to International Dyslexia Association by Pleasant T. Rowland November 9, 2011 I suspect most of you know me as the creator of American Girl. If you are one of the millions of mothers, fathers, grandparents, godmothers, aunts or uncles who supported American Read more…