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Kids struggle to read when schools leave phonics out

Schools too often leave out a key piece of the reading puzzle because teachers aren't trained to teach phonics by EMILY HANFORD September 11, 2018 Teachers in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, use a curriculum that mixes teacher-directed whole-class phonics lessons with small-group activities.  This story was produced by APM Reports and reprinted with permission. It was 2015 and Jack Silva, the chief academic officer for the public schools in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, had a problem: Only 56 percent of third-graders in his district had scored proficient on the state reading test. Reading scores had been low for a while, but for most [...]

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There’s a science to teaching children to read

Kerri Miller , Jeffrey Bissoy-Mattis · Sep 25, 2018 Roughly two-thirds of American fourth-graders cannot read at their expected grade level. Children struggling to read in the third grade are likely to be poor readers for their entire lives. There is a scientifically-backed method to teaching children how to read, but the latest research on reading suggests this practice is not being implemented in most American Schools. "[We need] to try to create a more seamless system for teacher preparation and to bring in the pre-service programs to recognize that their product is not just a graduate with a certificate. Their [...]

By | 2018-09-28T18:26:30+00:00 September 28th, 2018|Science of Reading, Teaching Practices|0 Comments