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ERIC Number: EJ556856
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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ISSN: ISSN-0013-1784
Bridging Inequity With Books.
Krashen, Stephen
Educational Leadership, v55 n4 p18-22 Dec-Jan 1997-1998
Providing rich supply of high-interest story books is more feasible policy for literacy education than urgent exhortations to improve teacher quality. Free reading profoundly improves students' reading and writing ability, spelling, grammar, and vocabulary. The quality of a country s or state's school libraries significantly predicts its reading rank. California students' poor performance on NAEP reading tests underlines case for investing in libraries. (27 references) (MLH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress
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