This post is a response to what I saw on Twitter this morning by Timothy Shanahan.
His post today was;
Why is it so hard to improve reading achievement? What aren’t we doing right?
I have made many comments on Timothy’s blog posts and he cherry picks comments he is comfortable with and ignores the others which he cannot respond to.
I have maintained since 2010.
i. Phonological awareness deficit is not the cause of dyslexia. A majority of kids classified as dyslexic are actually instructional casualties.
ii. The main reason why kids shut down from learning to read is the fact that phonics is not taught correctly.
Here are two of several posts I had written on my communication with Timothy via his blog posts.
Spend a little time reading them thoroughly and then grill me.
Is Timothy waiting for research reports to say that consonants should not be taught with extraneous sounds?
and part two