Whole Language Harms Children - Maybe Most Children. We Must Now Pivot to Science-Based Reading Education. Part 1.
I found a six-part series of the podcast Sold a Story. We all should listen to it.
In the US, one out of four kids in public school cannot read. This is the result of what happens when you teach kids who can decode words how to read like kids who cannot read, based on a flawed theory from New Zealand in the 1960s.
I cannot stress how important this is.
Take 32:47 today and listen to this first exquisitely done six-part series by Emily Hanford. And please share this Popular Rationalism Article on social media because, for these kids, you are the solution.
Millions of kids can't read well. Scientists have known for decades how children learn to read but many schools are ignoring the research. They buy teacher training and books that are rooted in a disproven idea. Emily Hanford investigates four authors and a publishing company that have made millions selling this idea.
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This is so needed - thx for posting this & sharing the ♥️ on this Valentine’s Day...love your articles!
Many years back, I remember talking about this to a friend who was a teacher.
She had had an epiphany. Girls often did okay with whole language, but a boy, who might be more likely to have a speech impediment or a learning disability, or someone coming from a home where English was not the primary language, would almost certainly NOT do well. And that covered a LOT of students.