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At A Loss For Words: What’s Wrong With How Schools Teach Reading

child reading book

Coming up on the next edition of VPM Forum – There’s an idea about how people read words that’s deeply embedded in teaching practices and curriculum materials widely used in elementary school classrooms. This idea has been disproven by cognitive scientists, yet it continues to be taught in teacher preparation programs, promoted in professional development sessions, and marketed by publishers.

This APM Reports documentary investigates where the idea comes from, why it holds on, and how it harms kids.

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