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Pedagogies and Learning

Professor Margaret Moustafa Profile

Margaret Moustafa is an experienced elementary classroom teacher and Professor of Education at California State University, Los Angeles.

Her ground-breaking research in reading investigated the linguistic and cognitive processes children use to learn phonics, or letter-sound correspondences.

She demonstrates how children use the linguistic and cognitive processes they use to learn to speak their first language to learn phonics.

She also shows how we can couple this knowledge of how children learn phonics with other discoveries of how children use language to read to provide phonics instruction that makes sense to children. When phonics instruction is coupled with a multiple-cueing approach to reading instruction, learning to read is more joyful, more effective, and more efficient, leaving more time in the school day for other curricular subjects.

Dr. Moustafa presents on the next steps for wide-scale implementation of this exciting, new way of teaching phonics.