March 25, 2019

M. J. Maddox, PhD
is the American English Doctor.
 
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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.” […]