Beginning a grassroots movement to reverse the literacy crisis, one person at a time.
Dear friends and fans of LOE,
If you have read Uncovering the Logic of English, are convinced that teaching the underlying rules and phonetic system is an essential part of teaching reading and solving the literacy crisis, and want to join us in bringing change, I challenge you to pass the book on to others. Give copies to teachers, principals, school administrators, parents, your local PTA, friends, etc. Or simply point them to this website, our blog, or our Youtube channel for more information and resources. Together we can educate the public about the need to teach students using a systematic phonics approach.
When presenting Uncovering to others, remember to thank teachers for their efforts and dedication and to offer it as a gift in a positive manner. Most K-12 teachers have not had adequate training in the basic building blocks of English. Though they are dedicated, they cannot teach what they do not know. My own reading methods classes in graduate school were distinctly lacking in systematic phonics training. As I have given introductory presentations around the country, teachers have confirmed that they too have not learned this material in their training.
If you have found the logic of English, and feel as passionately as I do about the need to educate the public and change how we think about English, I challenge you to do so by honoring those out in the field. This movement will only begin when we work together in respect for one another.