Changemakers

There now seems to be a firestorm of people around the English-speaking world working to ensure reading and spelling skills are taught in accordance with current reading science. Publishers/suppliers involved in this effort already have their contacts under the “phonics resources” menu, but here are some others. Let me know if you have suggested additions.

Click here for US public media journalist Emily Hanford’s plain-English audio documentaries and articles on how mainstream literacy-teaching approaches let both students and teachers down.

Australia

Canada

International

New Zealand

United Kingdom

Systematic, explicit synthetic phonics teaching is mandated in the early years in the UK, so the main focus of advocates is struggling older readers and related difficulties like DLD:

United States