WE ALL CAN READ – JIM WILLIAMS – GEORGIA For many years my friend Jim Williams has been offering an excellent program to help students who missed the basic foundational phonetic skills in the first few years of schooling learn to read. We All Can Read has a great instructional manual but also has online lessons,
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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
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
Dr. Reid Lyon has a number of excellent video’s that we will share in later posts. This is excellent information for any teacher or parent.
Debbie Hepplewhite’s direct response to David Reedy’s suggestions expressed in the ‘Teach Primary’ magazine, April 2013: ‘The Great Debate – Is it time to ditch the Y1 Phonics Screening Test?’
This essay answers the question of “why” it is so difficult to reform education today. The impact of belief has allowed the education elite to swallow up common sense and known human behavior, and replace it with unproven theories. Reversing this downward sweep will be difficult at best, but essential if we are to preserve