ERIC Number: EJ640706
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Imposters in Whole Language Clothing: Undressing the Accelerated Reader Program.
Stevenson, Jean M.; Camarata, Jenny Webb
Talking Points, v11 n2 p8-11 Apr-May 2000
Offers a point-by-point comparison of the whole language approach and the Accelerated Reader program. Offers classroom stories of how Accelerated Reader affects students. Notes that students are taught that reading is an isolated and competitive activity, and that reading means correctly answering questions generated by a computer and earning points toward prizes. Concludes that such programs destroy the desire to read. (RS)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Elementary Education, High Risk Students, Program Effectiveness, Reading Instruction, Reading Programs, Whole Language Approach
The Whole Language Umbrella, a conference of the National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 W. Kenyon Road, Urbana, IL 61801-1096. Web site: http://www.ncte.org/tp/index.shtml.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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