October 25, 2007

Fourth Grade Slump

Gerald Coles has a great short article about the "fourth grade slump" in reading and what should and shouldn't be done about this.

Everything he says is right. (And he doesn't have much good to say about Reading First outside of the primary grades).

He is a ninja.

1 comment:

Harrell Elizabeth said...

Wow! He takes no prisoners! I see a very sad state in education right now. This is my 35th year of teaching, and I am most depressed and not very hopeful since politicians and non-experts have taken over my beloved profession. They have wrecked REAL reading in my opinion and I don't see a turnaround coming. Having had a Bush in Fl. as governor, we are in a sorry state. I am a Gerald Coles fan as of now!