Reading Instruction and the Achievement Gap
One of the schisms dividing the education field is the differing opinions about “reading” and “reading instruction.”
To those outside the field, this might seem a little — shall we say — arcane. Reading is what you’re doing right now, right? No mystery there. And reading instruction — that’s what kindergarten and first-grade teachers do. They sing the alphabet song, point to the letters, and read Frog and Toad a bunch of times, and that’s reading instruction, right?
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