Sunday, January 22, 2012

Standardized tests vs. a Love of reading…

I found this article, and I thought I’d pass it on….

One of the things that I noticed about some of my conventionally schooled peers growing up was that they seemed to think of reading as a dull school assignment. It was hard for them to imagine picking up a book and reading for pleasure. I wonder if this had anything to do with it for them?

(Not that all of my homeschooled friends loved reading as much as I did… just that they didn’t talk about it in the same way as friends who had been assigned book reports on most things that they’d read.)

1 comment:

Perry and Amanda said...

Ellen I have heard this thinking in the article about only reading at your assigned level and I find it silly. I am sure there is some logic to it somewhere.