ERIC Number: EJ636863
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: 0
Anna Ends the Reading Wars: A Call To Lower the Legal Reading Age.
Talking Points, v10 n2 p9-10 Apr-May 1999
Discusses the author's experience as a kindergarten teacher with students who have had a wide range of literacy within the home. Notes how some parents "misuse" the "Hooked on Phonics" program and their children gain no benefit from it. Proposes that educators lower "the legal reading age," providing all children--even the youngest ones--with literate lives and wonderful stories. (SG)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Family Literacy, Kindergarten, Primary Education, Reading Aloud to Others, Reading Instruction
Published twice a year by the Whole Language Umbrella of the National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 W. Kenyon Rd., Urbana, Illinois 61801-1096.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A