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Reading versus Listening

Reading is Essential--Not just an option

The other day I ran across a Tweet on Twitter (these words just crack me up!) linked to a blog that suggested we stop pushing teaching kids to read and just let them listen to audio, to us read, to videos. Why? Because that's what they like. It's a great example of taking "teaching to learning styles" to an extreme.  An extreme that doesn't serve children well.

Hmm, maybe we should stop encouraging kids to eat fruit, veggies, and whole grains and let them eat sugar all the time because that's what they like.

I've always had trouble with some of the accommodation suggestions for ADHD kids such as

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