Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Reading Fiction is Good for You!

he Chronicle of Higher Education has an article entitled, "Why Fiction Does It Better," by Lisa Zunshine. 

"Students with rich vocabularies do well in school and are better prepared for college. So it's not surprising that reformers of elementary and secondary education seek to identify reading material that improves children's vocabularies. What is surprising is the conceptual vacuum in which they conduct their search. To quote the literary scholars Peter J. Rabinowitz and Corinne Bancroft, recommendations for the study of English "language arts" developed by the Common Core State Standards Initiative lack 'any significant theoretical grounding.'"

Read more at http://chronicle.com/article/Theres-No-Substitute-for/143363/?cid=cr&utm_source=cr&utm_medium=en

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