The Treasure Hunter

A blog by Joanne Yatvin

How Children Learn to Read

on February 3, 2018

Rather than produce something on my own today I am offering you a powerful and well done video created by Debbie Stone Bruell and sent to me by Steve Krashen.  I send it on to my audience because we all need to know the truth about how young children learn to read. On Sunday (or Monday) I will write about my own experience in learning to read and watching my own children learn.

Here is the link:

3 responses to “How Children Learn to Read

  1. Thank you so much for sharing this with us, Joanne. I had received an earlier version about a week ago that did not play properly. Therefore, I am so very grateful to you and xxx for this version that I will share broadly.

    Sadly, this video is followed by another on YouTube that promote a phonics approach for young learners. ☹️

    With hopeful, peaceful thoughts, always,



  2. doctorsam7 says:

    I also saw this out on the internet. It is INSPIRATIONAL. Really helped me with a piece I’m writing for the Missouri Reader. As an author of the NRP, and the one teacher voice on the NRP you are more than aware that the data from the NRP does not support the conclusion that phonics cures all. More on that later. Thanks for all you do for the world of literacy. Sam from St. Louis.


  3. doctorsam7 says:

    Please check Linkin- I sent you something relevant to this topic using linkin


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