By Sarah Schwartz and Sarah D. Sparks
How do children learn to read?
For almost a century, researchers have argued over the question. Most of the disagreement has centered on the very beginning stages of the reading process, when young children are first starting to figure out how to decipher words on a page.
One theory is that reading is a natural process, like learning to speak. If teachers and parents surround children with good books, this theory goes, kids will pick up reading on their own. Another idea suggests that reading is a series of strategic guesses based on context, and that kids should be taught … https://www.edweek.org/ew/issues/how-do-kids-learn-to-read.html?cmp=eml-enl-eu-news1&M=59004586&U=1124971&UUID=bcce76636941e0372539f07922e11399