Ken DeRosa of D-Ed Reckoning, a phonics advocate, and Nancy Creech, a whole language teacher, are debating reading instruction this week on Edspresso. Actually, the debate will be about comprehensive reading instruction, DeRosa writes. Should reading instruction for beginners emphasize decoding or meaning? Nobody advocates no phonics or nothing but phonics.
Creech argues that it’s important to have very good teachers. Well, sure. But how should they teach?
Update: Children of the Code has released 13 videos with more than “100 interviews with leading neuroscientists, psychologists, reading researchers, educators, historians, economists, technologists and policy leaders.” It’s all part of chapter 1, “We Have a Problem.”