The (mis)match between texts and students who depend on schools to become literate.

  title={The (mis)match between texts and students who depend on schools to become literate.},
  author={Elfrieda H. Hiebert},
  • Elfrieda H. Hiebert
  • Published 2009
Texts are central to the act of reading. Children can learn a great deal about the language and content of texts through listening to experienced readers read texts aloud; however, unless children’s eyes are making contact with print and translating that print into meaning, they can’t be described as reading. The critical role of texts in reading is recognized in the educational marketplace where a substantial amount of money is spent annually on textbooks. The amount of energy devoted to… CONTINUE READING

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