A Humpty-Dumptian Approach to Early Literacy Instruction is Ineffective

The Reading Instruction Show by Dr. Andy Johnson

Episode notes
There are two basic approaches to literacy instruction for students in the early grades: a skills-based, Humpty-Dumptian approach and a child-centered, meaning-based approach. Both approaches involve explicit skills instruction. The difference is not in the ‘what’ of explicit skills instruction; rather, it’s the ‘how’, and the ‘how much’ of explicit skills instruction.