Reading and wronging | Joanne

Educators are teaching reading wrong, argues Mark Seidenberg, a University of Wisconsin neuroscientist, in Language at the Speed of Sight.  “Whole language” and “balanced literacy” ignore the “science of reading,” he writes.

The book is “indispensable,” writes Robert Pondiscio in a review (follow the link and read his lead, if nothing else).

“Parents who proudly bring their children to school on the first day of kindergarten are making a big mistake,” Seidenberg writes. “They assume that their child’s teacher has been taught how to teach reading. They haven’t.”

Future teachers are…

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