Everyone hopes new standards will get students out of a reading slump. But the demand for more nonfiction reading is being resisted by English teachers.
Bauerlein and Stotsky report
...doesn’t see why English classes have to carry the nonfiction weight. Social studies and science courses can do that. The real battle, he says, will be in the elementary schools, where lesson plans have failed to provide the vocabulary, background knowledge and context that make good readers."
Via Mel Riddile