What is one of the biggest problems in the teaching of reading today? It is curriculum isolationism which results in treating reading as a separate entity rather than as part of the language arts. Teachers spend vast amounts of time teaching reading skills as outlined in basal readers while virtually ignoring the opportunities for children to listen, speak and write. This divorce creates a sterile reading program whereas a marriage of reading with other communication skills results in an effective and healthy reading program.
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