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I agree. The issues with Kate's post would not have been fixed by proofreading, and it's disingenuous to suggest that is the case.
Having said that ... I think Kate's post is all about defending her work, and I'm not sure the Reading Corps would qualify as direct instruction under the terms of the German study.
How much class time is spent on Reading Corps work? Maybe it's a bit of phonics and letter identification. Even in a pre-K classroom, I don't find that scary. The German study may have defined direct instruction as an intense wall-to-wall academic experience--the kind my Taiwanese and Korean friends survived.
Any more info on the relevant points?
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