This kind of article can be dangerousLike the 'cna yuo raed tihs' simplification it can lead the general population into a trivialized view of reading.. There is an incomparable difference between the way hearing able children learn to readAlphabetic writing systems in general and orthographically messy ones like English in particular. and learning to recognize words as wholes on sight.
Good Readers Read Wholes They Learned To Recognize Phonically
How many never before encountered words are these primates able to learn to recognize (not to mention understand) solely through cues from the word’s letters? That’s what kids need to do if we don’t want them crashing into the ceiling that accompanies sight word only reading.
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