Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book.
Sample Book Insights:
#1 The complexity of English is due to the rules we were taught. When students learn to think systematically about English, not only do they enhance their English language skills, but they also gain strategies by which to master foreign languages.
#2 The fifth problem with English is that it is an amalgamation of languages. This has led many people to believe that English is illogical, when in reality, it is not. The logic of English has been lost in the past 80 years to educators and the general public.
#3 The Literacy Crisis refers to the fact that many adults who are functionally illiterate know between 1,000 and 2,000 sight words. They were successful at the task of memorizing individual words, but they are unable to use this knowledge to meaningfully decode new words.