Category: International Resources

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…

Big Ideas in Reading – University of Oregon

Alphabetic Principle Skills To develop the alphabetic principle across grades K-3, students need to learn two essential skills: Letter-sound correspondences: comprised initially of individual letter sounds and progresses to more complex letter combinations. Word reading: comprised initially of reading simple CVC words and progresses to compound words, multisyllabic words, and sight words. Kindergarten Skills Letter-sound Read more…

England Requires Phonics Instruction – Boost For Struggling Readers

Primary phonics helps struggling secondary students, research shows TESHelenWard 13-2-2015 • 16:14 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 Read more…

FIRST STEPS IN HOW CHILDREN LEARN TO READ – 2015

FIRST STEPS IN HOW CHILDREN LEARN TO READ Molly de Lemos, Past President, Learning Difficulties Australia Robert Sweet, President, The National Right to Read Foundation, U.S. This statement summarizes the basic facts about how children learn to read, and how best to teach them, as supported by current theory and scientific evidence on the processes Read more…

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…

The Society for Quality Education – Toronto, Canada

Society for Quality Education – Toronto, Canada Free Lending Library Recently I was introduced to a valuable resource for those who are interested in answering the questions:  “Why do our schools and our teachers not apply what recent science and common sense have confirmed is the best way to teach reading, and math, and organize Read more…