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Topic: Erika Bird

How Did You Learn to Read?

April 4, 2014

By Sarah Vander Schaaff Editor’s Note: This was originally written in 2015 and edited by Mindprint staff in 2019. Structured phonics is proven to be the most effective instruction for all students, particularly struggling readers. If your student needs help to learn to read, our learning specialists recommend these reading strategies. Erika Bird was standing in front of a table ready to demonstrate The Reading Game at the Toy Fair in New York when I first met her. With my five-year-old in mind, I stopped. Her system was an alternative to BOB, she said, when I told her of my daughter’s devotion to the early reader books created by a teacher named Bobby Lynn Maslen. The Reading Game was invented by Bird’s father, Kenneth Hodkinson, known… Read More


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