Speed It Up or Slow It Down? The Boundaries of Reading Apps for Children

Morning reading: Moby Dick, War and Peace, The Odyssey. (Devon Christopher Adams, CC BY)
Morning reading: Moby Dick, War and Peace, The Odyssey. (Devon Christopher Adams, CC BY)

A series of binary discussions has been plaguing early reading instruction for quite some time now: phonics versus whole language, reading for pleasure versus reading...

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