[Susan notes: All one has to do is read Stephen's Krashen's research on free voluntary reading. Also see Keith Oatley in Scientific American. If you want the full article, ask and I'll send you a pdf file.]
Published in New York Times
To the editor
Re Nonfiction Curriculum Enhanced Reading Skills, Study Finds (news article, March 12): It is instructive to know that second graders who received a Core Knowledge curriculum performed better than comparison groups on measures of reading. But every choice of curriculum -- and, more important, every choice of an assessment measure -- entails a value judgment.
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