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There is no nobler act than to teach someone to read.
It is the power to work and to provide for oneself and for one’s family; the power to participate in the civic and social life of our society; the power to learn; the power to pursue happiness.
As teachers and parents we know that the literacy we strive to provide cannot be accomplished alone—we need to work together, and therefore we must be saved by love.
We’re in the dog days of summer. Not many questions coming in right now—normal for periods when schools aren’t in session. But the following query came to me this week from Ireland came to me this week via Twitter—sh...
A few months ago, I read Mark Seidenberg’s “Language at the Speed of Sight.” Seidenberg is a psychologist who studies reading, and his book is remarkably intelligent, frank, and witty. I think there is an occasional mistake or ambiguity here and there, but overall I was mesmerized. Typically, I don’t do reviews here and don’t intend to today. Instead, I have pulled several incisive quotes from the te...
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