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๐“๐ก๐ž ๐๐€๐‹๐€๐๐‚๐„๐ƒ ๐‹๐ˆ๐“๐„๐‘๐€๐‚๐˜ ๐‡๐”๐‘๐‘๐ˆ๐‚๐€๐๐„


๐ˆ๐๐€๐ƒ๐„๐๐”๐€๐“๐„ ๐“๐„๐€๐‚๐‡๐„๐‘ ๐“๐‘๐€๐ˆ๐๐ˆ๐๐† EQUATES TO ๐“๐‡๐Ž๐”๐’๐€๐๐ƒ๐’ ๐Ž๐… ๐’๐“๐”๐ƒ๐„๐๐“๐’ ๐”๐๐€๐๐‹๐„ ๐“๐Ž ๐‘๐„๐€๐ƒ.

I snapped this photo last week while visiting Sanibel Island and Ft. Myers Beach, Florida. The damage remains after Hurricane Ian's horrific blast last September to these barrier islands.

๐‚๐จ๐ง๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐œ๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ฌ ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ซ๐ž๐ช๐ฎ๐ข๐ซ๐ž๐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ ๐ฅ๐ข๐œ๐ž๐ง๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐ , ๐ฐ๐ก๐ฒ ๐š๐ซ๐ž๐ง'๐ญ ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐ž๐š๐œ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ?

แดกสœแด€แด› แด€ส€แด‡ แด›สœแด‡ Qแดœแด€สŸษช๊œฐษชแด„แด€แด›ษชแดษด๊œฑ แด๊œฐ แด‡แด…แดœแด„แด€แด›แดส€๊œฑ แด›แด‡แด€แด„สœษชษดษข ส€แด‡แด€แด…ษชษดษข แด›แด แด›สœแด‡ ๊œฑแด›แดœแด…แด‡ษดแด›๊œฑ ษชษด แด›สœแด‡ แด‡แดแด‡ส€ษขแด‡ษดแด„ส ส€แดแดแด๊œฑ แด๊œฐ แดแดœส€ ๊œฑแด„สœแดแดสŸ๊œฑ?

Dr. Louisa Moats writes this compelling article:

Why Have Teachers Been Left Unprepared to Teach Reading?


๐Ÿ“ฃ "Meaningful professional standards are absent (from teaching).

๐Ÿ“ฃ Other complex and demanding professions insist on much more stringent training and preparation than that required of teachers.

๐Ÿ“ฃ Pilots, engineers, optometrists, and art therapists, for example, must learn concepts, facts, and skills to a prescribed level, conduct their practice under supervision, and pass rigorous entry examinations standardized across the profession.

๐Ÿ“ฃ No such rules or standards assure that teachers who instruct children in reading have mastered the relevant knowledge base and acquired the necessary skills.

๐Ÿ“ฃ Even within large universities that prepare hundreds of teachers yearly, there may be no curricular specifications or standards.

๐Ÿ“ฃ What a teacher candidate learns depends on the professor he or she selects.

๐Ÿ“ฃ What the professor teaches is determined solely by what the professor may know or believe.

๐Ÿ“ฃ Courses in reading, typically limited to three credit hours, are often taught by adjunct faculty who are accountable to no one.

๐Ÿ“ฃThus, preparation for teaching reading often is more grounded in ideology than evidence.

๐Ÿ“ฃ Good information is hard to get

๐Ÿ“ฃ Few of today's popular textbooks for teacher preparation in reading contain information about the relationships between linguistic awareness, word recognition ability, and reading comprehension.

๐Ÿ“ฃ Few discuss in detail how the English writing system represents speech.

๐Ÿ“ฃ Basic concepts such as the differences between speech sounds and spellings, the fact that every syllable in English is organized around a vowel sound,...

๐Ÿ“ฃ Few texts contain accurate information about the role of phonology in reading development, and few explain with depth, accuracy, or clarity why many children have trouble learning to read or what to do about it.

๐Ÿ“ฃ Only recently has basic research allowed the community of reading scientists and educators to agree..


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