My only student whom I taught for 5 years from primary one to primary six ( only 5 years because he was promoted from halfway in primary four to primary 5) is my first student.
All my others students were taught only for a short period.
Stephen Krashen “About teaching basic phonics correctly I assume you mean accurately. I suspect that approximately right rules that work most of the time are OK. With reading, children acquire the more subtle rules. So many children have learned to read this way. Is there any research showing the proper way and demonstrating that it is better? Here is, of course, another Krashen paper you might be interested in: Defending Whole Language: The Limits of Phonics Instruction and the Efficacy of Whole Language Instruction
Luqman Michel: "Stephen Krashen, Let us start with the same question I have asked Claire Walter above. Are phonemes in the ABC song above taught correctly?"
Reduce illiteracyWould any researcher here like to discuss why kids who fail to read in English are able to read in many other languages? I have taught more than 50 kids, many of whom were wrongly certified as dyslexic. I have found that all my students are in fact instructional casualties. Let us please discuss.
1.Research says that the best way to getting better at reading is Reading.2.The problem is not insufficient phonics teaching as some claim, but it is insufficient access to books.3.Research tells us that better libraries is associated with better reading scores.
This is a warning to all teachers and parents to be wary of letting babies and kids listen to Charlie and the alphabets.
You need to know how to teach the basics. You also need to understand why many smart kids are not able to read in English but are able to read in other languages.
But remember that we all teach in different places. What is true for some (like this) is not for others. (Marcela Falcone)
Teachers all over the world have been continuously saying that many kids are unable to read because of 'Dysteachia' (a word coined by teachers in the US.) Has anyone said what it is that is being taught wrong by teachers? Why is it that many kids still leave school as illiterates?