What’s Wrong with Phonics

My creation, Story Hour Academy, offers a free online phonics video course to beginning readers. I designed it to provide explicit, direct instruction in the Orton-Gillingham phonograms through a series of 100 video lessons in the style of Khan Academy. The videos are available to anyone with an Internet connection. What I didn’t expect when […]

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Beginning Readers Need Great Stories

What would you say if I told you that beginning readers don’t get to experience enough classic literature in our kindergarten, first-grade, and second-grade classrooms? Would you be concerned? I first became concerned after reading “The Story-Killers: A Common-Sense Case Against the Common Core” by Terrence Moore. In it, Moore writes: About the elementary classroom […]

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