February 24, 2018

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Formula for Failure

Reading levels and readability formulas do not create lifelong readers

Reading is both a skill and a behavior. It is a combination of knowing how to read and the desire to do so. It’s crucial, of course, that we teach children the skills that will allow them to read, and in fact, for the last several years America’s schoolchildren have shown steady growth in reading acuity. But what I call reading behavior–the practice of lifelong readers–extends beyond the ability to […]