May 2015 Newsletter
- Created: Wednesday, 06 May 2015 09:00
- Written by Liz Winter
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.
ROCHESTER, MINN. — Pedia Learning, a family-owned Minnesota business that publishes the Logic of English® reading and spelling curriculum, is partnering with Estill Elementary School in South Carolina to combat illiteracy in the Estill community and empower every student in the school to read successfully. Two nonprofit organizations, The National Right to Read Foundation and The South Carolina Literacy Task Force, are joining with Estill and Pedia Learning to support this project.