July 15, 2019

M. J. Maddox, PhD
is the American English Doctor.


Phonics Rehabilitated as “Reading Science”

As someone who for close to five decades has been urging parents and teachers to teach children to read by teaching them the sound code, I listened in disbelief to an NPR segment on February 6, 2019.

The gist of the episode produced by Emily Hanford is that a school administrator in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania has […]

Don’t Misspell Words That Spell-Check Apps Will Catch

Some frequently misspelled words will be flagged by any spell checker because they have no corresponding homonyms. For example, there’s no excuse for misspelling a word like “definite” or “separate.” […]