Experts: Difficult books discourage young readers

10/26/2006 | Washington Post, The

Many schools often make the mistake of selecting novels and textbooks above the reading level of many students, a move that can cause such children to lose motivation, reading experts say. The trend is particularly troublesome in urban school systems that insist on using grade-level material despite having large numbers of children with below grade-level reading skills, one reading education professor says.

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