In this time of computer technology, reading instruction can and should be to some extent an individualized program – and NOT one that terminates in elementary school. I have frankly received too many seventh and eighth grade students who were reading at a first to third-grade level despite having been born here or having arrived as a toddler. If these students were in special education, that reading deficit might be more understandable, but any student who began school in the United States should learn to read, absent special education issues.
What is going wrong here?
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