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Last week, I was looking at "Why Johnny can't read" (Rudolf Flesch, 1955) where Flesch quotes some professors's advice about what readers should do when encountering new words.
There is a list of a half-dozen items. The last one is phonics. The student is supposed to use phonics only as a last resort. This is quite nutty but it's the official doctrine of K-12 education for many decades.
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