October 18, 2005

Why the SRA

I was going to mention something about the SRA Reading Lab and why so many students use it. I wonder if one reason is it's easy: it doesn't require much initiative or thinking, you don't have to "figure out" how to use it, or come up with some interesting, novel way of using it. You just follow the magic footprints. It's almost reading by numbers. I don't mean the content of the reading cards, I mean the activity choice itself, as opposed to any of the other marvellous things we've got lying around. It's self-structured. And perhaps that's what some of them want: more structure, more guidance?

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