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Document Number: 5522

Ten Myths of Reading Instruction - This 13-page paper argues that commonly accepted myths regarding reading instruction are prevalent and influential throughout the education community. The author identifies the belief that learning to read is a natural process as perhaps the most pernicious myth influencing reading instruction. What has the greatest impact on reading instruction is the quality, strength, knowledge and sophistication of the teacher, according to this report. (Sebastian Wren, Southwest Educational Development Laboratory, 2002) ...

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