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- A tumblr site dedicated to the people and places that make up Oregon and Southwest Washington.
Dyslexia is the reason why most people cannot read, and these illiterate adults were the victim of the Whole-Language hijack that happened more than 30 years ago. When schools nationwide, switched from phonics based teaching in the elementary schools to Whole-language, they automatically could not reach 20% of the student population. Twenty percent of people cannot learn to read through whole-language.
Whole-language learning is memorizing or guessing at the words that are associated with pictures. Phonics is learning the sounds associated with each letter and then learning to blend those sounds together.
Many states are converting back to phonics-based elementary education EXCEPT for Oregon. Oregon has their head in the sand when it comes to Dyslexia. States like Texas, WA, Kentucky, Hawaii, all have state laws regarding dyslexia.
Parents like me have been battleing the schools on this issue for years, only to be turned a deaf ear.
Thanks for having this on Thin OUt Loud.
Jennifer M. Pultz
posted 3 years, 11 months ago
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