Importance of reading, writing, and tests
| Jan 07, 2011
It's the best of times and the worst of times for English teachers as they find themselves more accountable than ever for the academic success of their students, while balancing new technologies that change time-honored practices of reading and writing.
Many English teachers say testing drives how and what they teach and that in higher grade levels, students' reading levels vary dramatically. Teachers also say technology can help with research, but using it too much can hurt students, and that computers can be more of a distraction if there aren't enough available. Read the full article by Sally Holland in the CNN Subject Matters series.