The Five Myths of Phonics
This simple word, defined by Merriam Webster as a method of teaching people to read and pronounce words by learning the sounds of letters, letter groups, and syllables, has been at the center of an educational debate that has continued for over a century. The debate has been so fierce, some people have called it the Reading Wars. Yet despite billions of dollars in reading research and countless trainings and classes offered on how to teach reading, a great deal of confusion remains.
Much of this confusion is due to the persistence of five myths about phonics.