Reading and Language Growth: What It Really Takes.

(The Washington Post) Guest blogger, Robert Pondiscio of the Core Knowledge Foundation writes about what teachers already understand- That “a child’s ability to take in information through reading typically doesn’t catch up to his or her ability to do so by listening until the 8th grade.” The piece explores how oral language develops before written language, and how the study in which his students participated made a case for a learning and listening approach to literacy instruction to increase student achievement and build background knowledge. Read Article

Publication:      The Washington Post
Author:             Robert Pondiscio
Publish Date:   3.14.2012