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 […]

Home and Hone

The confusion associated with these words occurs when home is used as a phrasal verb with the particle in.

To home in is “to come closer and closer to a destination.” A fighter pilot homes in on a target. A detective homes in on a suspect. A carrier pigeon homes in on its home base.