Calif. text adoption puts emphasis on phonics

Manzo, Kathleen Kenned
January 1997
Education Week;1/15/97, Vol. 16 Issue 16, p5
Reports on California's adoption of a curriculum framework which emphasizes phonics. Ranking of the state in national reading assessments; Plans to promote the blending of basic-skills instruction and exposure to rich literature.


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