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The Kastner Collection: The Research of Dr. Bruce Mc Candliss

This Wakelet includes resources and knowledge about the research of Bruce Mc Candliss and colleagues. Their research found beginning readers who focus on letter-sound relationships, or phonics, instead of trying to learn whole words, increase activity in the area of their brains best wired for reading, according to new Stanford research investigating how the brain responds to different types of reading instruction. This is important research that aligns with Linnea Ehri's research on orthographic mapping and provides further evidence that practices that promote whole word reading/memorizing (flashcards) are ineffective while instruction that focuses on letter-sound correspondences are effective. This Wakelet will have updates as applicable. You may also access every Wakelet from the Kastner Collection at this link: Follow me on Twitter: @liv2learn