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Why a Structured Phonics Program Is Effective

A structured phonics approach is foundational to the design of EL Education's K-2 Curriculum.

This document, written by David Liben of SAP (Student Achievement Partners), address the question on every primary teacher's mind-- how will I teach my kids to read? Liben focuses on the types of texts used in structured phonics programs compared to other programs, why a structured phonics approach works so well, some potential pitfalls in using these programs, how these pitfalls can be avoided, and different approaches that some structured phonics programs have adopted to do this.

A structured phonics approach is foundational to the design of EL Education's K-2 Curriculum.

This document, written by David Liben of SAP (Student Achievement Partners), address the question on every primary teacher's mind-- how will I teach my kids to read? Liben focuses on the types of texts used in structured phonics programs compared to other programs, why a structured phonics approach works so well, some potential pitfalls in using these programs, how these pitfalls can be avoided, and different approaches that some structured phonics programs have adopted to do this.

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