Learning to Read: The Language of Fiction and the Fiction of Language

Learning to Read: The Language of Fiction and the Fiction of Language

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Learning to read is inseparable from teaching to read. The foundational assumption of the Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSSI) master plan in the English language arts is that its method for teaching reading will eventuate in students’ learning to read (as well as speak and write) better. Teachers and students come at their shared task from different perspectives, but both are presumed to be working in the same project of engaging something unproblematically called “language,” the program’s middle name (as it is of the MLA).

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