Category: Every Child Can Read

NAEP scores are available

By now, most of us have seen the results of the 2015 NAEP scores. Background: a nationally representative group of about 600,000 students took the NAEP test this year. The results, known as “the nation’s report card,” (which are released about every two years), and serve as a barometer for how U.S. students are performing Read more…

New study on RtI points to the need for a strong Tier 1 core

A recent study shows that RtI may not be the answer for struggling students. http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2015/11/11/study-rti-practice-falls-short-of-promise.html   We need to consider setting high expectations for all students and teachers in order to overcome the perception that kids who come to school less prepared will always be tier 2 and tier 3 students. The needle can be Read more…

How Spelling Supports Reading – Dr. Louisa Moats

How Spelling Supports Reading And Why It Is More Regular and Predictable Than You May Think Dr. Louisa Moats Here is a summary paragraph that is found at the end of Dr. Moats article.  You may read the entire article if you click the link below. Spelling instruction may be old fashioned, but its impor- Read more…

Preventing literacy failure and shifting the whole Bell Curve up

Here is an excellent explanation of what has been happening for a century all over the English speaking world, and why illiteracy is so rampant.  It is time to “shift the bell curve.”  Show this Youtube video to your child’s teacher…watch it together.  Ask WHY this approach is NOT used in YOUR child’s school. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mafVooDom8k Read more…

Sam Blumenfeld – A Lifetime of Service – A Giant Intellect – A Good Friend

Sam Blumenfeld – Remembered For nearly 35 years of the nearly 90 years Sam lived among us, he was my friend.  Sam became a mentor and my teacher in 1983 when I met him at a conference of the Reading Reform Foundation conference in Toronto, Canada.  He was a speaker and his scholarly, gentle, yet Read more…

STANFORD STUDY ON BRAIN WAVES SHOWS HOW DIFFERENT TEACHING METHODS AFFECT READING DEVELOPMENT

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Stanford Report, May 28, 2015 Stanford study on brain waves shows how different teaching methods affect reading development Stanford Professor Bruce McCandliss found that beginning readers who focus on letter-sound relationships, or phonics, increase activity in the area of their brains best wired for reading. BY MAY WONG Beginning readers who focus on letter-sound relationships, Read more…

The Lucy Caulkins “CULT”

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The cult of TC is leading our students down a path towards ignorance and the inability to read. As one leading educator has shared with the Crack Team, “TC is making our children in NYC dumber than wood.” But what is it about TC that is so bad, so dangerous to the minds of our Read more…