Tag: children

Children Teach Themselves to Read

The general assumption in our culture is that children must be taught to read. Vast amounts of research go into trying to figure out the scientifically best way to do this. In the stacks of any major university library you can find rows and rows of books and many journals devoted solely to the topic

What’s the best way to teach children to read?

We all want young children to be given the very best opportunities to become successful, engaged and passionate readers. The teaching of reading is constantly mired, however, in a tired old debate between proponents of “phonics” (sounding out words) and “whole language” (which focuses on meaning and using the context to decipher unknown words). This