Monday, April 19, 2010

What Research Says About Using Phonics to Improve Adult and Adolescent Literacy

I wrote an article for a research packet provided by Reading Horizons available online, and I included it below. The article highlights some of the key problems associated with the lack of sufficient literacy skills in adolescents and adults, and the role that phonics plays in addressing these issues.
“As the key that allows access to many forms of knowledge and information, reading literacy is perhaps the skill most critical to learning” (emphasis added). --The National Assessment of Educational Progress