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Dr. Betty Woodring

Dr. Betty Woodring

In 1960, as a teacher in the Midland Independent School District, Dr. Woodring served as a member of a committee investigating various reading programs. After closely studying the curriculum of one program called The Carden Method, Dr. Woodring knew she had discovered that for which she had been looking. The Carden Method had a phonetic approach to reading, a curriculum that was incrementally developed, and a program that did not teach any area of language arts in isolation, but correlated it with other subjects.