A Phonics Patchwork
This article follows a new teacher's discoveries of how to teach phonics in a fun and exciting way. Utilizing many different sources, she divided the consonants into 'good guys' and 'bad guys,' taught vowel sounds through chants and songs, as well as sight...
Classrooms Alive! Using Integrated Thematic Teaching
This article shares the excitement that comes with trying new teaching strategies. Bored with the same old lesson plans, worksheet, and rote learning, Tom and Kathy Roosma found themselves ready to leave teaching. However, after attending a Whole Language...
JAE Editorial: Reading, Writing, and Revolution
Ian Bothwell's editorial discusses some of the controversy surrounding the teaching of reading, including phonics, whole language, basal readers and more. Articles are divided into the following categories: