Monthly Archives: August 2016

Notes…On Text Complexity, Learning to Read and Balanced Literacy

For whatever reason, we in education like to create problems where none need to exist. We debated phonics vs. whole language, student-centered learning vs. teacher-directed instruction, and now it’s complex text vs. just right books. In all of these cases, the answer is balance, not one or the other. But exploring these arguments can serve…
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