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Why Kindle Can Read and Many Kids Can't: Toxic Reading Instruction

Dick Schutz

3RsPlus, Inc.

April 24, 2009

A child's failure to acquire expertise in reading is commonly attributed to deficits in the child or in the child's family. The paper takes an alternative perspective. A child who can speak in complete sentences and participate in everyday conversation has adequate prerequisites to be taught how to read. Failure to teach such children lies in the characteristics of the instruction provided. The paper explains how toxic instruction evolved, how it can be identified, and how it can be eliminated.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 7

Keywords: Reading instruction, phonics, whole language, reading interventions, dyslexia, science of reading

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Date posted: April 25, 2009 ; Last revised: April 27, 2009

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Schutz, Dick, Why Kindle Can Read and Many Kids Can't: Toxic Reading Instruction (April 24, 2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1394481 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1394481

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Dick Schutz (Contact Author)
3RsPlus, Inc. ( email )
Long Beach, CA 90807
United States
562 427-5949 (Phone)
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