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Document Number: 7341

Whole-Language High Jinks: How to Tell When “Scientifically-Based Reading Instruction” Isn’t - This Fordham Institute report indicates that the reading wars are not over. Reading expert Louisa Moats explains how educators, parents and concerned citizens can spot ineffective reading programs that hide under the “scientifically-based” banner. She provides questions to ask to ensure that a reading program is based on scientific evidence of effectiveness. Although many readers might disagree with the premises presented here, at the end of the report are some excellent suggestions regarding reading instruction for policymakers to consider. (Louisa Moats, Thomas B. Fordham Institute, January 2007) ...

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