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Bully for TR

Book Riot ran a piece on Teddy Roosevelt's Rules for Reading recently. Takeaway? Choice, interest, pleasure were good enough reasons for selecting and reading a book. Not judging a book by its cover or selecting a book because it is good for you made appearance as well. Here is the link to the piece itself. http://bookriot.com/2014/01/30/teddy-roosevelts-10-rules-reading/

I have been working on an historic look at research in reading, especially K-12 reading research, and it is wonderful to see that TR's comments are echoed in the research as well. Why, given decades of research and centuries of commentary, are we still reluctant to offer CHOICE. to meet INTERESTS, to permit reading for PLEASURE?
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