The New York Times published an article a couple of weeks ago about why schools are failing to teach children how to read, and how teaching reading through phonics can change it:
"...to become readers, kids need to learn how the words they know how to say connect to print on the page. They need explicit, systematic phonics instruction. There are hundreds of studies that back this up."
Click on the image below to read the article, and please check out our Waseca Reading Program in the online store. The Waseca Reading Program has become a standard in many Montessori classrooms. It is cleanly structured to provide a systematic and sequential presentation of the phonetic elements used in the English language.
The Waseca Biomes Team