Reading for Meaning

April 23, 2012

I believe this column touches on a most important issue. There is no getting away from a certain amount of teaching and testing to achieve literacy and comprehension. You have to start there. But if we lose the thinking and feeling that comes  from reading and above all reflecting on great literature, non-fiction as well as fiction, we will have deprived young people of the thrill and understanding that comes from the love of learning. And that is what carries you beyond school through life.

From The New York Times
OPINION: Teach the Books, Touch the Heart

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