Brown, C., & Zimmerman, J. (2018, December 17). OPINION: Cognitive science suggests children develop phonics skills in different ways. Retrieved February 27, 2019

Early readers at various levels may get a boost from “systematic variation,” a strategy where students use their skills in different ways and situations, assert Carolyn Brown and Jerry Zimmerman, co-founders of Foundations in Learning. In this commentary, they share seven points for teachers to consider when developing such an approach, including conducting baseline assessments and teaching foundational skills, such as phonics, to improve fluency.

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