A recent article online in the New York Times- Sunday review offered insight on the “reading problem” in America.
This article focused on the comprehension issues that lead to problems in reading. Many of these poor readers can sound out words from print, so in that sense, they can read. Yet they are functionally illiterate — they comprehend very little of what they can sound out. So what does comprehension require? Broad vocabulary, obviously. Equally important, but more subtle, is the role played by factual knowledge.
Please click on the following link to read the article in it’s entirety. We believe it complements our Montessori philosophy in teaching the “Whole Child”.