ottertee at silverwinggraphics.com
Wed Feb 4 17:06:19 EST 2004
On Wednesday, February 4, 2004, at 01:21 PM, Melissa Proffitt wrote:
> When I hear that mantra about getting the kids to read *anything*, I
> question whether the speaker even knows what he or she wants to
On another paw, with adults there seems to be some point to this. I
had a friend who was working at one of the auto companies with adults
who couldn't read. Their previous teacher only wanted them reading
'good' stuff. It drove my friend _nuts_. She told them to read what
wanted to read -- if it was porn, that was fine. But READ.
Your earlier point about giving kids stuff that they're interested in
certainly worked with the son of a co-worker. Basically he wouldn't
read anything and nobody could really tell if he _could_ read. Until
somebody gave him _Sports Illustrated_ .
-- Rosa Parks
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