Education & Tech News to Use 05/23/2014

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Today’s links are a couple of links dealing with encouraging enthusiastic reading in our classrooms. Many thanks to the leadership that Dr. Teri Lesesne and Donalyn Miller have given, and continue to give,  the education community in this arena!

 

  • This is an informative article that might shed some ight on the dirty little secret of Lexile scores and how they’re being misused in US curricula today. CCSS uses lexiles to level reading material & uses this to assign “appropriate” material to children at each ability level. Content is not considered in levelling. The levels of various books speak for themselves. Example: Charlotte’s Web is about the same Lexile as The Grapes of Wrath.

             Be sure to click through to the New Republic article mentioned at the end of the piece for more info.

             tags:lexile reading donalynmiller lesesne CCSS 4tchrs

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