by Maryann Manning
Another gem from Susan O'hanian. This is a great article about teaching young children to read. The author makes a lot of sense.
No issue in the field of reading conjures more emotion than the teaching of phonics. So often I'm asked, "Do you believe in teaching phonics?" The question always surprises me; of course children must have knowledge about phonics in order to read.
However, no other aspect of reading instruction is more misunderstood by the public. It seems to me that six common misconceptions about phonics...
Maryann Manning is on the faculty of the School of Education, the University of Alabama at Birmingham.