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Why Johnny Still Can't Read

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Explores the question of literacy among American school children, arguing tha the common look-and-say method of teaching reading is ineffective and advocating the traditional phonic system.
Paperback, 192 pages
Published December 1st 1985 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published May 1st 1981)
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Nuvaira
Mar 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a must read for every phonics instructor to understand how the teaching of phonics evolved and what are the best practices for today.
Fishface
Jan 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A wonderful, common-sense book that dismantles the ridiculous arguments used by the school systems in this country to excuse the fact that they no longer teach reading. This book should help any parent advocate better for a child who is struggling with reading in school.
Maureen
Jun 02, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Not as enlightening as the first and contains some contradictions (see chapter on tv), but still an interesting read.b
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Rudolf Flesch (8 May 1911 – 5 October 1986) was an author, readability expert, and writing consultant who was an early and vigorous proponent of plain English in the United States. He created the Flesch Reading Ease test and was co-creator of the Flesch-Kincaid Readability Test. He was raised in Austria and finished university there, studying law. He then moved to the United States
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