Time for a change Regie Routman, in Transitions (1988), stated that "our schools are turning out functional literates, children who can read and write in school, but who do not necessarily read and write in other contexts. These students may do reasonably well at word calling, but they have no real understanding of what the words convey. It is time for a change" (p. 15).
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