Krashen Responds to the International Literacy Association’s “Explaining Phonics Instruction”

The International Literacy Association recently published a report, Explaining phonics instruction: An educator’s guide. It is incomplete and misleading, but that comes as no surprise to anyone who subscribes to an ILA journal.

Steve Krashen has responded with an alternative report called Phonics and reading: Some basics. As usual, he cuts through the fog and provides a clear view of the role of phonics in learning to read.

Also: the ILA report runs some 2500+ words with references; Krashen’s report is 408 words. Shorter is (much) wiser in this case.

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