Marva Collins did not wait for research, or approval, or even concern herself about being “out of step” with the trends in public education. When I visited her classroom in Chicago it forever indelibly imprinted, on my mind and spirit, the potential of ALL children if given the right kind of instruction early on. She
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
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
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
THE REMEDIATION PLUS SYSTEMATIC READING CURRICULUM The R+ System teaches the 44 speech sounds in a systematic curriculum. Every lesson has direct instruction in hearing the phoneme, developing the phoneme grapheme correspondence and segmenting the phonemes from speech. We teach students that the grapheme of phonemes changes on placement. We also teach students the rules
FUNDATIONS – WILSON LANGUAGE TRAINING – St. Mary’s School – Melrose, MA Beginning in kindergarten, a phonics program called “Fundations” of Reading is introduced and used through Grade 3. The St. Mary’s School teachers have been trained to use this program. This program provides children of varying learning abilities with a foundation for reading and
LOGIC OF ENGLISH – FOUNDATIONS Logic of English™ Foundations teaches children age 4-7 to read real books without guessing or memorizing sight words while developing their writing, spelling, and language skills. In Foundations students gain phonemic awareness, learn to read and write the 74 basic phonograms, and increase reading fluency through structured but playful activities.
These scores can be yours! STANFORD EARLY SCHOOL ACHIEVEMENT TEST In a nationwide study, 3,200 students’ reading skills were tested at the beginning and end of kindergarten. The demographic mix of the students tested reflects the population in America’s schools. The way bankers train their tellers to recognize a counterfeit, is to study the “genuine”.