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Featuring vignettes, graphic organizers, instructional strategies, up-to-date research, and more, this updated bestseller helps educators understand the most effective ways to teach all students to read.


The great debate regarding the role of explicit phonics instruction in learning to read has been ongoing for decades.1 Unfortunately, there have been no winners. Only losers—the students who passed through the primary grades without explicit, systematic phonics instruction. Oh, most students learn some phonics in school, but for many, it was just enough to be dangerous. These students gave the appearance of being able to read, but when called upon to retrieve a solid orthographic image of a word to read or spell independently with no coaching or context to give them a ...

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