Monday, September 6, 2010

What's in a Name?

Books for children learning to read go by many different names: easy-to-reads, beginning readers, and early readers are among the more common ones. Since there's no consensus, for the purposes of this blog I'll be calling them early readers. Easy-to-reads or easy readers strike me as being particularly wrong. These books are anything but easy for the children picking them up for the first time, as anyone who has sat with a young reader fumbling his or her way through a thicket of unfamiliar words can confirm.   

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