BRACEY SAYS READING RECOVERY DOES BOTH PHONICS AND LITERATURE
Send reply to: "Gerald W. Bracey"
I served on the advisory board of a MacArthur-funded study of Reading
Recovery. Reading recovery emphasizes both phonics and literature. More
importantly, RR assesses each child indivually to decide what to do next.
It is not a perfect program but it does not de-emphasize phonics. During
the course of the research, though, some of the researchers told me they
were afraid to use the word "phonics" (the f-word) at IRA meetings for
fear of danger to their persons.
I did a review of the literature on RR which is dated now but still
propably cogent as it is critical, not embracing. I'll provide copies for
$20 including first class postage.