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  1. I've heard many parents started doing just that.
  2. Just goes to show that public school officials don't realize how different the learning environment at home is.
  3. https://www.bbc.com/news/education-53319615 I think many are trying to recreate school by the sounds of it.
  4. The fact that it was discovered that kids catch and pass it more easily than adults is scary. This was discovered after kids went to summer camp and ended up positive. Why would they reopen schools knowing this?
  5. Everyday Arithmetic Primary (3rd and 4th) Everyday Arithmetic Intermediate (5th and 6th) Everyday Arithmetic Advanced (7th and 8th) A Course of Study in Arithmetic, with Answers to the Everyday Arithmetic BTW this was written in 1915 while the above in 1920. It may not match. I am looking for the 1915 version of the series. They did have a book titled First Year in Number probably around 1st/2nd grade going by the Course of Study Book
  6. But whole word is phonics just another version. I think Dick and Jane were more Look and Say than whole word.
  7. I've heard the same with synthetic phonics. Either way it's what works for individual children. Not all ways will. Dick and Jane is a good example. I remember having to read those books in Catholic school. I remember thinking the same example he gave. I also remember not relating to the family. My mom taught me to read with a children's bible and other books probably above my age level. I was able to understand bigger more complex sentences compared to Dick and Jane. Though the books did give me confidence in my reading g.
  8. The thing is sight words and Whole Word are two different things as well. Whole Word is just another way to do phonics. It's called Analytic Phonics or Implicit phonics
  9. Great video explaining phonics and whole language. Love that he mentions whole language and whole word is not the same MEANING-FIRST VS. CODE-FIRST READING INSTRUCTION
  10. https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/aristotle-ethics/ https://research-education-edu.blogspot.com/2008/11/plato-and-education.html Books to check out: The Philosophy Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained Philosophy 101
  11. Have you looked into Joy Hakim's books as well? There are some college textbooks that make you want to pull your hair out and some that are great reads. High school.... Well, that is another story. LOL
  12. I've noticed companies like this love to give samples. Usually their less racist or less sexist versions. This tells me these companies know what they are doing. That's why I no longer trust samples. I have to see the full textbook or program before I use it on a child. The fact that someone implied that there were worse out there. Wow! What gets me is the ignoring of teachers who are using this program. Then wonder why schools private and public are having teacher shortages.
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