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In the spirit with John Bressler - Don't just read - learn something, too

In the spirit with John Bressler - Don't just read - learn something, too

In the spirit with John Bressler - Don't just read - learn something, too

John Bressler

      I happened to be listening to NPR the other day and a reporter quoted a teacher who said, "Up to the third grade, we teach children to learn to read. After that, we teach children to read to learn." I like that because it means that just because a child can read most anything phonetically and with pretty good comprehension, he or she can't ignore books from that day on. Barbara Freedman-De Vito writes: books help develop vital language skills, books open up new worlds, books enhance social sYls, books can improve hand-eye coordination, books really matter, books can ...

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