Dr. Lillie Pope is a pioneer and leader in the field of learning disabilities, the teaching of reading, and the prevention and remediation of learning problems. Dr. Pope, Diplomate in School Psychology, was Founding Director of the Learning Center at Coney Island Hospital in Brooklyn, New York. She has served as a consultant to educational and mental health agencies, and as Adjunct Professor at New York University and Brooklyn College. She has worked closely with schools, guiding teachers, paraprofessionals, volunteers, and parents in helping students of all ages become readers. She has lectured widely, published numerous books and papers, developed tests, and produced several films to guide teachers and tutors. As Educational Director and Vice-President of the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation since 1983, she has facilitated hundreds of programs that encourage literacy, creativity, and joy in learning in schools and public libraries in the 50 states.
The book Teach Anyone To Read: The No Nonsense Guide, by Lillie
Pope, does a marvelous job of giving the basics of teaching reading
instruction to both children and adults. Beginning with an analysis
of the problem of illiteracy, she moves quickly into symptoms
struggling readers exhibit in classes. She then gives sound advice
and strategies for reading instruction, advice that incorporates
strategies from both the Phonics and Whole Language camps. She
provides a systematic structure for teaching sound/letter
correspondences and activities to reinforce the learning to
mastery. She also provides pages of word lists to use in practicing
the new skills. The end of the book includes plenty of resources
for materials. Overall, this is a valuable book for new teachers.
For teachers with several years of experience, it's a review of
Review: Suzanne Pitner