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Journal Article: Linking Root Words and Derived Forms for Adult Struggling Readers: A Pilot Study

I am pleased to share an article from volume one, issue one of the new ProLiteracy peer-reviewed, online research journal, Adult Literacy Education: The International Journal of Literacy, Language, and Numeracy. This article is written by Susan H. Gray, Bridgewater State University.

English spelling as an educational handicap


One thing which constantly strikes me about discussions on how best to improve reading and writing standards in English-speaking countries is that they generally give no thought to making the acquisition of those skills easier  by reducing some of the many  inconsistencies of English (man – many, cf. pen - penny) which are responsible for making both learning to read and write the language exceptionally difficult and time-consuming.

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