APM Reports: What the Word Say: Why So Many Kids Don't Understand What They Read

(Rochester, NY) – Everyone agrees that the goal of reading instruction is for children to understand what they read. The question is: how does a little kid get there? APM Reports continues its series of groundbreaking, award-winning documentaries about reading with a new program about comprehension. In APM Reports: What the Word Say: Why So Many Kids Don't Understand What They Read, airing Sunday, August 30, 2020 at 9 p.m. on AM 1370, senior correspondent Emily Hanford explores what reading scientists have figured out about how reading comprehension works and why poverty and race can affect a child’s reading development. We meet parents who are desperately searching for schools where their children will be taught how to read, and teachers who are learning things they were never taught about how reading comprehension develops.

Illustration by Rachel Sender for APM Reports

 


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