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Reading Instruction

Reading Instruction and the Achievement Gap

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 06.18.2015 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

In the last decade or so, schools have so focused on early reading that too many have ignored the need for students to know a great deal of content to understand what they are reading. Too many have undervalued the role instruction in science, history, and the arts play in reading instruction -- which is, I suspect, at least part of why so many eighth-graders don't read at a proficient level.

What Is Reading? It's About Time We Figured It Out

Dr. Marion Blank | Posted 09.09.2013 | Parents
Dr. Marion Blank

Few things strike at a parent's heart with as much power as hearing the words "Your child's reading is not as good as the scores suggest."

Why Johnny Can't Read: Redux

Steve Nelson | Posted 05.13.2012 | Education
Steve Nelson

When it comes to school, especially reading, we have designed an entire educational system around the unsupportable and harmful assumption that all children will read at the same time.

Increasing Reading Speed!

Robert Rose | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert Rose

Thorough readers pick up some data that scanners miss, but scanners read much more efficiently, get the key ideas, and are not as bored by their assignments.