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Reading: The Core Skill:Every Child, Every Day

I came across this article recently in ASCD’s educational leadership reading

Educational Leadership:Reading: The Core Skill:Every Child, Every Day.

It argues that every child, every day should experience the following

1. Every child reads something he or she chooses.

2. Every child reads accurately.

3. Every child reads something he or she understands.

4. Every child writes about something personally meaningful.

5. Every child talks with peers about reading and writing.

6. Every child listens to a fluent adult read aloud.

I think it is something that educators and parents need to think about (and act on).


About hgtl

I am a secondary English/History teacher (BA DipEd, MA (Education) and a Teacher Librarian (MEd). I LOVE to research and through this site aim to -Support the introduction of the Australian Curriculum (especially in History) through sourcing quality and varied internet based sources (research guides) - Support teachers through conducting education based literature reviews - Provide suggestions on useful Web 2.0 tools - Offer other services such as curriculum writing, library collection assessment, novel recommendations (see my blog


One thought on “Reading: The Core Skill:Every Child, Every Day

  1. I couldn’t agree more – every child, if they have had these things, will always see language as a frontier, tantalising and filled with power, the horizon forever moving just out of reach as words and their meanings get more complex and hopefully, lyrical. The Latin prefixes and suffixes – I still remember the excitement of the ‘codes’ they unlocked – does anyone else? And this power stretches across other disciplines too, especially music…..and art.

    Posted by Julia Ditterich | July 18, 2012, 5:46 pm

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