ERIC Number: EJ706684
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Sep-1
Reference Count: 10
Challenge in Children's Literature
College Student Journal, v38 n3 p374 Sep 2004
Many comparisons are being made among students in reading achievement. The United States ranked ninth among 35 nations in an international study among students in reading, as reported by the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (Reading Today, 2003). Standards keep going up for students to achieve in reading, as indicated by test results. Parents desire their offspring to continually do better in reading achievement. All students should experience a full day of kindergarten plus two years of quality preschool instruction. Every student should attend summer school for grades one and higher. There should be no limitations for those desiring to attend summer school. The summer months are crucial since much forgetting might occur about what has been learned during the nine months school year. After school tutoring is another possibility to raise achievement scores and should be available for all students experiencing difficulty in the curriculum.
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Reading Instruction, Childrens Literature, Reading Achievement, Reading Motivation, Reading Materials, Bibliotherapy, Summer Programs
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States