Reading levels are the product of two factors: how well kids can read, and how hard the books are

For generations, reading experts have told teachers that they had to teach students to read at their instructional levels. Teachers were admonished that if they taught children with books that were too easy, there would be nothing for the kids to learn. If they taught with books that were too hard, then the reading instruction…

via New Evidence on Teaching Reading at Frustration Levels — Reading Rockets: Struggling Reader Resources

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