Thursday, October 13, 2011
So Long Books on Tape, Hello MP3s
Check out the line graph below. This graph illustrates a problem that no one is talking about in education.
Have you ever wonder what makes a "tough to teach student" tough to teach? Ever wondered what the root cause of many vocabulary, listening, and expressive language problems is? It's called WORD POVERTY and it impacts educators every day in the form of students who struggle with reading, struggle with writing, struggle with listening skills and oral expression.
Yes, indeed the adverse educational effect of word poverty are profound.
As an SLP and Literacy Coach I have struggled with finding effective ways to overcome this 30 million word gap for years. But I now have an idea I just have to share: RECORDED READINGS.
But not the recoded readings you're thinking about (see below).