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Why We Should Stop Scholding Teenagers and their Schools: Frequency of Leisure Reading

Susan Notes: Stephen Krashen's research is a reasoned rebuttal of the current claim that teenagers don't read any more. Kudos.

In this paper, which you can download at the url below, shows that, contrary to media alarms, teenagers today read just as much as teens read 65 years ago. And if you include computer reading in the analysis, there is quite a surprise.

Stephen Krashen also points to the real literacy crisis.

— Stephen Krashen



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