Who speaks for reading, writing and literature – the truth

“Most kids won’t learn to read simply by being read to and by being surrounded by interesting books; and most kids won’t become good writers simply by writing a lot and participating in student-centered writer’s workshops. Most kids need intensive instruction in phonics and extensive feedback from discerning adults on their sentences and paragraphs, as well as extensive guidance and practice in revision.”  Thanks to ‘Out in the Left field’ for an honest, clear sighted blogpost.  Read more:

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