Sunday, December 27, 2015
The Least of Russ on Reading 2015
From Complex Text to Considerate Text
The Common Core calls for children to read more complex text, I call for writers to write more "considerate" text to aid readers in comprehending text book writing.
Do Children Really Shift from Learning to Read to Reading to Learn?
A common fallacy is that the early grades are for learning to read and after 3rd grade kids shift to reading to learn. I argue that kids are reading to learn from the very beginning of reading instruction and if we don't understand this, we will not provide the instruction they need.
You've Got to Be Taught
Racism is not a natural human condition, but one that is taught. In this post I discuss how if racism is taught in the home, tolerance can be taught in the schools.
Getting the Schools All Children Deserve
If we believe that children's lives matter, than we must recognize that all children deserve to attend clean, safe, well-resourced and fully staffed schools.