Reading Instruction in Kindergarten: Little to Gain and Much to Lose
ready to read in kindergarten, yet the
Common Core State Standards require
them to do just that. This is leading to
inappropriate classroom practices.
from learning to read in kindergarten.
programs than from preschools and
kindergartens with a more academic focus.
experiences with materials, the natural
world, and engaging, caring adults.
ideas about symbols, oral language and theprinted word -- all vital components
and frequently using inappropriate methods
to accomplish them.
preschools, teachers intentionally design
language and literacy experiences which
help prepare children to become fluent
State Standards falsely implies that
having children achieve these standards
will overcome the impact of poverty on
development and learning, and will create
equal educational opportunity for all
Read the report here. Unlike the Common Core edicts, this is written by early childhood experts.
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