Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Sharing NPR article: Overboard With Leveled Texts

dive into reading

In this article over at NPR, they compare learning to read to learning to swim! It also suggests we may have gone a bit "overboard" - pun intended - with leveling books!Yes, kids at the beginning need to have texts that are just right, until they learn to swim a bit.Then, one day, they swim into the deep end....or take on a book that is a bit challenging."Chucking a kid into the deep end without any help isn't likely to teach him anything except to hate swimming. But no child ever learned to swim with his feet firmly planted on the bottom"

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