LETRS, Orthographic Mapping, and Ignorance Mapping

The Reading Instruction Show by Dr. Andy Johnson

Episode notes

In becoming responsible consumers of educational research, we must ask four questions when claims are made that research has “proven these expensive, code-oriented, one-size-fits-all reading programs to be effective.

1. Are the results of these code-oriented reading programs persistent?  That is, do they last after the code-oriented instruction has been discontinued?

2.  Do the skills learned in these code-oriented reading programs transfer to real-life situations? 

3. Do these code-oriented programs enhance students’ ability to create meaning with print?  There’s a difference between scores on a DIBELS test and creating meaning with print.

4. Are these expensive, mind-numbering code-oriented reading programs more effective than balanced literacy instruction which includes reading and talking about good ... 

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