Attack on "Balanced Literacy" Is Attack on Professional Teachers, Research
NCTE Features of Literacy Programs
1. On Reading, Learning to Read and Effective Reading Instruction: An Overview of What We Know and How We Know It (http://www.ncte.org/positions/statements/onreading)
2. A Call to Action: What We Know About Adolescent Literacy and Ways to Support Teachers in Meeting Students’ Needs (http://www.ncte.org/positions/statements/adolescentliteracy)
3. A Decision-Making Matrix (See link below)
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