'Sound it Out' is Bullying

Literacy is a field I'm very passionate about. Teaching children to read isn't divergent from teaching English learners to speak (as I do in the Backpacker's Guide series) they are two sides of the same alphabet-doesn't-make-sense coin. The breakdown for both is poorly trained teachers with no idea the damage they cause by mindlessly repeating old wives tales about English that have been around for a long time, but were never true. ESL and Literacy deliver garbage material and lay blame on the learner when success isn't realized. Shame on Education.