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Learning to Read is More Than Phonics

Learning to Read is More Than Phonics

By Dylan Wiliam In 2010, a Guardian reporter quoted me as saying that “no skilled reader uses phonics.” Obviously, this was rubbish. What I actually told the journalist was that no skilled reader relies entirely on phonics. What is rather irritating was that I had a...

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The Epicenter Isn’t Really a Big Center

The Epicenter Isn’t Really a Big Center

By Dylan Wiliam There is a long-standing schism amongst people who write dictionaries. Some think dictionaries ought to provide the correct usage of words, while others think dictionaries should reflect how words are used. For example, the word meld, which used to...

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