I have asked the following question on social media several times and have not received a response. However, when I give them the answers I received from the experts – my students – they refuse to accept them. They do not have an answer and yet refuse to accept answers from the experts. Therein lies the problems with the Reading Wars that have gone on for decades.
Here is the question without an answer from teachers/educators on social media.
'...if many children can read after a short period of intervention, how do we prevent such kids from requiring intervention?'
Answer/s to this question may be able to reduce illiteracy.