Friday, July 31, 2015

Reading to Infants Builds Brain Development - There's a Shocker

Wow. According to this report, the American Academy of Pediatrics says that two-thirds of America's children can't read proficiently the end of 3rd grade. As a public school teacher, I can tell you that, yes, that's probably about right. Hmmm, maybe we should focus on teaching children to read and not on requiring children to compare and contrast themes of books written by the same author, describe characters in terms of traits and motivations, or explain how specific aspects of a text's illustrations contribute to creating mood in a story (all real Common Core standards for 3rd graders).

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