Similarly, once a reader and a meaningful text have come together, there is another kind of weld that emerges. Yet, in the mind of the reader, the text will continue to flow, change, and weld with everything the reader experiences…forever.
Yet, sometimes--too often--little kids are forced to do word calling from artificial strings of words that have very little meaning. That teaches them that reading is BORING, when they haven't met a good book.
We must make sure our young spend their reading time with texts that will last a lifetime. What they read matters. What we read matters.
In Forsaken Hands: How Theory Empowers Literacy Learners
Widespread illiteracy and the failure to address it at the primary and secondary school levels galvanized Rosow into experimenting with her theory that learners must be taught individually, that a single method cannot be imposed on every student. . . . Her case studies document remarkable changes; the students design their own programs and learn to control their emotions.