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TEACHER VOICE: We need phonics, along with other supports, for reading

Hechinger Report - October 28, 2018 448

“Balanced literacy.” It means different things to different people. On the importance of explicit, systematic phonics instruction, I agree with Emily Hanford’s arguments in her recent article. I also believe that part of the reason we are still having this debate of phonics versus whole language versus balanced literacy is a matter of definitions. Phonics instruction […]


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An evidence-based approach to improving literacy skills through mentoring

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring - October 21, 2018 46

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