Tag: phonics

My Neighbor Died Because He Struggled to Read. “Hard Words” Explains Why He Missed Out.

If you care about kids, take some time this week and spend the 52 minutes it takes to listen to Emily Hanford’s new radio documentary from American Public Media, “Hard Words.” Then get mad enough to make waves about changing the way we teach reading—both to kids, and to teachers. Hanford’s piece details the sad fact that the truce that…