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?

If only.

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