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M.S. in Education


Since English is an alphabetic language, educators may agree that children need to develop basic letter/sound relationships (Anderson et al. 1985; Chall 1967, 1983). However, there are common misunderstandings about how much and what kinds of phonics knowledge and instructions are needed (Carbo 1987; Chall 1967, 1983; Genishi & Dyson 1987; Goodman 1986; Heymsfeld 1989; Routman 1988, 1991; Weaver 1988, 1990). Among these are the myths that whole language teachers do not engage in direct instruction and that children in whole language classrooms do not learn phonics (Weaver, 1990).


Reading Phonetic method, Reading (Elementary) Language experience approach

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