This is a revisit of Dr.David Boulton’s response in 2017
Dr. David Boulton’s response:Learning-Activist, Non-Profit Executive Director, Theorist, Technologist, Author, Consultant, PD…I concern myself with all children (2/3 of U.S. kids) who do not reach grade level proficiency (reading transparent to learning at their grade level). https://youtu.be/yjjtHytskqs
At the core are three issues (which are described in detail on the COTC site): 1) insufficient readiness for the challenge of learning (auditory/linguistic/cognitive/speed) 2) unnatural confusion 3) self-blame>shame (distraction/avoidance) https://youtu.be/h0XQyKbqSjI
Children of the Code avoided advocating solutions so as not to be dismissed as having an agenda other than learning deeper into the challenge. 3 decades of work have culminated in a solution, an entirely different approach to supporting learning to read: https://youtu.be/lDVNUvocVz4
My comment: My concern is exactly the same as that of David Boulton – the kids who do not reach grade level proficiency of reading.
As for the core issues, I know what is the unnatural confusion and this is what I have written to the experts in the Children of the Code.
i. Unnatural confusion is caused by teachers teaching the wrong pronunciation of the phonemes of consonants. I have dealt with this in detail in my blog with numerous examples.
ii. Kids are also confused when they are not informed that letters represent more than one phoneme. A as in apple; A as in ace; A as in about; A as in art; A as in also.
The shame described by David above is a result of kids being unable to read. To avoid this shame many such kids, misbehave and many of them end up in prison.
I wrote to David about the causes of confusion as above. He either does not understand or disagrees with confusion due to the wrong teaching of the pronunciation of phonemes. However, he understood the confusion caused by letters representing more than one phoneme. He cut me off as his connection on LinkedIn. A year later he came up with the Magic ladder as an entirely different approach to support learning to read. (see above).
He knows as well as I do that this so-called 'entirely new approach' will not work as this was already tested under ITA and IPA and failed.
Read my post on this here and do read the comment of a reader on LinkedIn who had studied I.T.A.
I believe that the first two links in David’s comments were on videos teaching the pronunciation of phonemes wrong. David deleted the videos immediately after I had commented on them.
Something is amiss...