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Rangel, Elizabeth S. – American Educational Research Association (AERA), 2009
Ensuring early literacy success is a wise investment because literacy skills are essential to success in all school subjects--literature, social sciences, natural science, and mathematics. There is a strong research base for how children learn to read, how to prevent failure, and how to intervene when reading difficulties occur. This issue of…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Oral Language, Reading Skills, Time Factors (Learning)
Rangel, Elizabeth S. – American Educational Research Association (AERA), 2007
Calls for more school instructional time are coming from multiple quarters. Academic standards and frequent assessments have changed the nature, but not the length, of the instructional day. Schools find themselves "robbing Peter to pay Paul," taking time from the arts, recess, and physical education to give to reading and math, subjects that…
Descriptors: School Schedules, Core Curriculum, Academic Achievement, Academic Standards