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See also: Don McCabe
Biography | About AVKO |
Don McCabe is the author of Sequential Spelling,
Write Right, Improving Reading and Spelling Via Keyboarding,
To Teach a Dyslexic, The Patterns of English Spelling,
as well as 20+ more books published by AVKO.
Possible Questions to Ask:
- As a nationally known author of phonic spelling
books, what made you decide to write a book about your
- What is dyslexia?
- Many experts think we should be identifying dyslexics through testing
at an early age?
Do you agree? If so, how and when?
- You have stated that the Universities and Colleges
of Education should accept a good deal of the blame for
the lack of progress in reading and spelling in the
public schools systems. Why is that?
- The NAEP (National Assessment of Educational
Progress) has approximated that 2 million children are
being educated at home since the 2007 school year. Is
this a significant trend and what do you think it means?
- The Washington Times article called “Reading Comes
First” by Geoffrey Cronin, chair and CEO of Edvocacy
Research, revealed the statistic that in 2002, fewer
than one-third of fourth graders could read at grade
level. What do you believe to be the root cause for this
- Researchers from Wake Forest University Baptist
Medical Center published their findings in the November
2006 issue of The Journal of Learning Disabilities. They
found that “poor readers were three times more likely
than typical readers to consider or attempt suicide and
six times more likely to drop out of school.” How do
poor reading skills affect self-esteem?
- Common sense tells us that delayed development of
reading skills affects vocabulary growth. Which strategy
is really a viable avenue for early readers to achieve
fluid reading skills?
- Why isn’t phonics taught in our public schools
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