How English Spelling Slows Down Progress in Early  Literacy

July 30, 2020 by Zach Silverzweig

More than half of kids in the US will never achieve grade level proficiency in reading. That's more than 10 million kids!

In the past ten years, there has been new research that might explain why all these kids won't learn to read.

The root cause is the English language itself. But we can do something about it.

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Existing Phonics Programs Fail to Deliver

December 16, 2019 by Zach Silverzweig

While advances in the science of reading continue, the literacy products used by schools and classrooms and teachers have failed to keep pace.

None of the programs reviewed in the recent EdReports review "meets expectations" overall, even within a single category. 

Even clear and established guidelines like phonemic awareness and decoding are poorly addressed by existing solutions.

Fortunately, there is a better tool in the horizon.

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