So many theories about how to teach reading! Marilyn Adams wrote extensive details about identifying the characteristics of skilled readers concluding that good phonic instruction should be taught early and thoroughly. And Frank Smith (1985) believes “The system of ‘phonics’ is both cumbersome and unreliable…” and “… is dysfunctional in fluent reading and interferes with learning to read.” There’s a problem with each theory. It is just right for some children and not at all beneficial for others. And although there are similarities among children, each one is different.
See more about reading programs in my book, Early Childhood Programs: Opportunities for Academic, Cognitive, and Personal Success”. Included is a web site where programs can be downloaded for use in a classroom. Also, see 7 reviews on www.amazon.com
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