As regular followers of this blog may have noticed, I’ve recently been focusing heavily on issues related to phonics and the teaching of reading. I realize that these topics are in some cases only tangentially related to the test-prep and college admissions process, but I haven’t had anywhere else to post my observations… until now.

My colleague Richard McManus, a reading specialist and the owner of The Fluency Factory in Cohasset, Massachusetts, have decided to join forces and start a new website. Titled “Breaking the Code,” the site is dedicated to exploring the issues surrounding the teaching and learning of reading.

We are currently in the process of building the site and plan to launch it sometime next weekend (3/21-22/20) 3/28-29; we hope that it will serve as a resource for parents and teachers alike.

Please note that I will be moving some of my existing blog posts over to the new site in order to restore the focus of to matters more directly relevant to high school students and their parents, tutors, etc. I’ll provide updated web addresses for these articles when the site goes live.