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Comments on: The soft bigotry of low expectations http://www.jbj.wordherders.net/2008/03/13/the-soft-bigotry-of-low-expectations/ "A man needn't go far to find a subject, if he's ready with his salt-box."--Uncle Pumblechook Wed, 14 May 2014 19:32:14 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.4 By: jbj http://www.jbj.wordherders.net/2008/03/13/the-soft-bigotry-of-low-expectations/comment-page-1/#comment-8094 Fri, 14 Mar 2008 03:43:44 +0000 http://www.jbj.wordherders.net/2008/03/13/the-soft-bigotry-of-low-expectations/#comment-8094 Thanks for this. I do know that most kids don’t arrive at kindergarten reading–but that bit about “gradually understand[ing] that writing is another way of communicating” kills me.

By: Tom http://www.jbj.wordherders.net/2008/03/13/the-soft-bigotry-of-low-expectations/comment-page-1/#comment-8090 Fri, 14 Mar 2008 01:19:39 +0000 http://www.jbj.wordherders.net/2008/03/13/the-soft-bigotry-of-low-expectations/#comment-8090 Don’t take it personally; it’s not expected that children will come into kindergarten able to read. Most don’t, many will learn during kindergarten and some take until 1st grade. They let both of my kids read aloud to the other kids in kindergarten and they both got a kick out of that.

It used to be that no intervention was talked about unless the kids weren’t reading in 3rd grade, but CMT and other expectations have changed that significantly.