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Everyday Education: Could You Be A Transylvania County Hero?


January 8, 2018

Volumes have been written about the problems that exist in reading instruction in American public schools. In more than three decades, my fascination and involvement with reading instruction has led me to believe three things concerning this subject:

1.Being unable to read at grade level by fourth grade seriously affects a child’s future,

2.The teaching of reading isn’t rocket science and,

3.Explicit phonics works.

In January, 2016, the Annie Casey Foundation published the following findings: “By fourth grade, kids often hit the books to learn about new subjects, and this is on...

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