It affirms what I know and many of you with students with dyslexia know...learning to read phonetically is the BEST method for ALL students.
I don't know about you, but I learned to read phonetically. I sound out unknown words, I spell by sounding out unknown words (usually words that are out of my realm of experience) and I am able to "read" anything. When we teach Whole Language, we are only catering to the population that just "picks it up". That's not fair. And of this population that just "picks it up" using whole language techniques, many of those people are still not great spellers. And you cannot blame them.
Anyway, I digress. Here is the article. READ IT! Tell your principal! Not just for the struggling readers! For all kids to be the best readers and writers they possibly can!
Click Here to read the research.