WHY JOHNNY CAN'T READ by Rudolf Flesch

WHY JOHNNY CAN'T READ

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KIRKUS REVIEW

...is because of the visual way reading is now taught, which relies on memory and not on common sense or logic. Flesch's defense of the phonic method- learning to read by sound is based on statistics that show the rise in remedial reading classes, decline of spelling and vocabulary skills, etc., and the persuasion is powerful to return to good old fashioned ways. For use by parents who will be able to help their children at home, with the primer contained in the book.

Pub Date: March 2nd, 1955
ISBN: 0060913401
Publisher: Harper