1. How did you react to the author’s assertion that the literacy gap is a public health issue rather than an educational issue?
2. Do you recognize yourself in any of the stories about female teachers’ reactions to boys’ reading interests and writing topics?
3. Why do you think the synthetic phonics method of reading instruction was so effective with the boys in the Clackmannashire Experiment? What implications does this have for us and our using Fundations as an intervention?