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Right now. This c-o-d-e, MY words, YOUR mind?

How is it that as your eyes look at this c-o-d-e YOUR inner voice speaks MY words? Do you have a good understanding of how your brain does this? How your brain, like an MP3 player “runs” this c-o-d-e, and “plays” my words into your mind? If you don’t understand reading as an “artificially” seeded, […]

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Is reading an artificially inseminated language experience?

  Reading is an artificially inseminated language experience. Artificial in the sense that the words we are speaking-hearing are not naturally occurring nor are they originating – like thinking or self-talk – within our own minds. Inseminated in the sense that the words we are reading are entering our minds artificially. When we read, our […]

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How Do Kids Learn to Read? What the Science DOESN’T Say!

  The following is a response to Ed Week’s October 2nd 2019 article:  How Do Kids Learn to Read? What the Science Says by Schwartz, Sarah and Sparks, Sarah D.  http://www.edweek.org/ew/issues/how-do-kids-learn-to-read.html MORE OF THE SAME Everything about this article (and the “Science of Reading” in general), is based on the assumption that the orthography is […]

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Paradigm Inertia In Reading Science and Policy – Part 3: Learning Disabled Science

Back to Part 2: A Warning Shot from the Bush Administration Everyone we interviewed agreed: a significant component of the challenge of learning to read (English) is recognizing unfamiliar words fast enough to keep comprehension primed and flowing.   What most challenges the brain and causes the processing delays that “stutter” the flow of reading, […]

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Paradigm Inertia In Reading Science and Policy – Part 2: A Warning Shot from the Bush Administration

Back to Part 1: Children of the Code Though most of our work was very well received, the more we explored the most common “brain processing challenge” involved in learning to read, the more we started to experience resistance. We first noticed this as we began to interview people who didn’t agree with the National […]

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Paradigm Inertia In Reading Science and Policy – Part 1: Children of the Code

The “Children of the Code” project conducted over one hundred in-depth interviews with leading scientists and scholars whose expertise contributed to our prevailing understanding of the “the code and the challenges involved in learning to read it”. Children of the Code Interviewees “This program and the kind of effort that you’re doing seems to be […]

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Interactive Orthography: Training Wheels for Learning to Read / A Safety Net for Reading to Learn

Imagine how much easier learning to read (and teaching reading) would be if the words themselves could teach readers to read them. When readers encounter unfamiliar words they simply touch them and instantly receive whatever support they need for learning to recognize and/or understand them. Instead of imagining it, try it. Every word on this […]

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The Next (Big) Step of the Magic Ladder

 Click on any word on this page to experience it yourself (keep clicking until the box turns green). Imagine an entirely new kind of instruction and support system for beginning and struggling readers. Rather than having to remember and apply abstractly ambiguous instructions, learners simply touch any word they stutter on and immediately receive decoding, […]

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The Number One Cause of Low Literacy in America?

Reading Instruction! (Note: This article was published in the April 2018 print and online versions of Language Magazine) More accurately stated, the number one cause of low literacy in America is the archaic mental models that constrain the ways we conceive of, design, and deliver reading instruction. Over half of all the K-12 students in […]

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NO MORE INSTRUCTIONAL CONFUSION, GUESSING, OR MIND-SHAME!

NO MORE INSTRUCTIONAL CONFUSION, GUESSING, OR MIND-SHAME! Learning to Read is 1-2-3 (and free!): 1) Click on any word. 2) Try to read word in Pop-up. Can’t? Click word in Pop-up. 3) Repeat Step 2 as needed.  This FREE app turns virtually every page on the web into a page that is easier to read (and a page that helps learners […]

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