Today's students need to remember less: Will that affect reading?

10/24/2010 | Teacher Leaders Network

Today's students have to remember less information because of technology, and this change might be affecting their reading, according to eighth-grade teacher Ariel Sacks. She writes that students must remember what occurred at the beginning of a book to understand the ending and rely on their existing knowledge of words in order to read. Sacks questions how teachers will adapt to these changes in students' memory and reading.

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