@rpondiscio Ouch. So the kids end up not enjoying reading nor do they get to experience the arts. Sounds like a recipe for improving literacy rates young to watch them flat line later. As someone who stresses content knowledge I am surprised.
@rpondiscio I don't hate explicit phonics instruction. I stress it #edu305 #edu307 and #edu407 but I believe every kid "will love to read by third grade" better goal than every kid can read. Enough learning research shows how passion drives folks to persevere.