Donna Jack – [This report by a classroom teacher was sent to me by a friend]
July 12, 2016
“ABSOLUTELY WORST READING PROGRAM”
GUIDED READING (another name for Whole Language)
I just talked with a kindergarten teacher from XXXXXX, TX.
I am tutoring a second grade boy of a friend of hers. She came to pick him up today for his dad. The boy goes to a school here in XXXXXX. When he first came to me for tutoring, he could read NOTHING — he could not pass my 1st grade IRI. He could read all but 2 of the Dolch Sight Words List, but missed 28 simple phonics words on my dyslexia test. He is an obvious victim of Guided Reading. He is making fabulous progress with me.