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Adventures in Literacy: Why your kid’s teacher needs professional development.

Adventures in Literacy: Why your kid’s teacher needs professional development.

I’m about 30 years late to the phonics wars, but apparently there’s still plenty to discuss. In my last post on literacy and curriculum, I was having brain-melt over the lack of phonics instruction in schools.  Balanced literacy, critics told me (or I read), was just phonics-less whole language and everything is terrible.  Meanwhile, my…

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