Wednesday, March 02, 2016

EducationNext blog quotes Nell Duke

Tags: duke, early literacy, expertise, reading

In “How To Fix Reading in the Era of ESSA” on the EducationNext blog, Nell Duke is quoted: “When the aim is to show reading improvements in a short period of time, spending large amounts of time on word-reading skill and its foundations, and relatively little on comprehension, vocabulary, and conceptual and content knowledge, makes sense. Measurable gains in phonological awareness, alphabet knowledge, and word reading can be achieved quickly and, for most students, relatively easily. In contrast, gains in comprehension, vocabulary, and conceptual knowledge are harder to measure, at least in young children, and harder to achieve. Yet the long-term consequences of failing to attend to these areas cannot be overstated.” Read the post here.

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