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Reading Plus Program: ALERT! DO NOT USE THIS “PROGRAM”

“Reading Plus” is making the rounds in Florida. There is no real evidence this computer program does any good. After checking the Federal Government’s Clearinghouse I noticed there were no acceptable studies for it. There was one study “with reservations” but the results of that were not impressive. Parents and teachers please burn the manuals for this (or any) computer program. We need kids to read real books and become real readers. Florida needs to stop doing dumb things (never going to happen). This program – and any computer program- is banned from my room and for my kids. Schools need to stop crushing readers. Time to read and access to books is all that matters.  

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