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This independent, quasi-experimental study found that after just six months, students receiving immediate feedback demonstrated twice the gain in reading comprehension of students not receiving immediate feedback. The study included 67 third- and fifth-grade students in four classes at an urban, Midwestern elementary school, with each of the four classes randomly assigned to study condition. All four classrooms spent the same amount of class time engaged in independent reading. Two classrooms were provided with immediate feedback on reading comprehension, whereas the other two sections used delayed-feedback in the form of book reports graded by the teacher as the main feedback mechanism. The Group Reading Assessment and Diagnostic Evaluation (GRADE) was used to measure vocabulary, sentence, and passage comprehension.
If there were a surefire way to help kids become more literate, would you ignore it? Of course not. But that’s exactly what’s happening across much of our nation. Try searching the literacy information that’s available from your state’s department of education, and you will be lucky to find a single mention of this method.
Bernice E. Cullinan, New York University Printed with permission from the U.S. Department of Education.
Edward L. Glaeser is an economics professor at Harvard. Argentina’s poor economic performance during the 20th century reflects, in part, political instability and the mistaken policies of dictatorial regimes. Before 1930, Argentina had seemed a stable republic, but for 53 years from 1930 to 1983, Argentina was whipsawed by frequent military coups and uprisings.
in the 10th grade, I did a book report on "A Clockwork Orange". When I told the teacher upon which book I was basing my report, she said, "Hmmm... that was a weird movie... I watched it and was like 'huh?'...
In compiling the books on this list, the editors at SuperScholar have tried to provide a window into the culture of the last 50 years. Ideally, if you read every book on this list, you will know how we got to where we are today. Not all the books on this list are “great.” The criterion for inclusion was not greatness but INFLUENCE. All the books on this list have been enormously influential .
post written by: Marc Email I credit a fraction of who I am today to each of these books.
By Alan Jacobs While virtually anyone who wants to do so can train his or her brain to the habits of long-form reading, in any given culture, few people will want to. And that's to be expected.
With one of the highest incarceration rates in the world, and the death penalty, the US state of Texas seems the last place to embrace a liberal-minded alternative to prison. But when Mitchell Rouse was convicted of two drug offences in Houston, the former x-ray technician who faced a 60-year prison sentence – reduced to 30 years if he pleaded guilty – was instead put on probation and sentenced to read. "I was doing it because it was a condition of my probation and it would reduce my community hours," Rouse recalls. The 42-year-old had turned to drugs as a way of coping with the stress of his job at a hospital where he frequently worked an 80-hour week. But cooking up to a gram of crystal meth a day to feed his habit gradually took its toll on his life at home, which he shared with his wife and three young children.
What We Know Fluency is a combination of three elements of reading: automaticity - how quickly a reader can decode words and translate a series of letters into a meaningful word; rate - how many words are read correctly per minute; and prosody - how well the reader can make reading sound like speech by adjusting pitch, expression, intonation, emphasis and phrasing.