READS Lab Team
Featured in Forbes: Standardized Reading Tests Miss A Lot Of Learning
Updated: 4 days ago
Natalie Wexler dives into the concept of "teaching for transfer" rather than the standardized reading comprehension curriculum and assessments. The second half of the article describes the studies from READS Lab and the power of the MORE curriculum. Highlighting the power of MORE lessons as knowledge-building curricula-- unique in its ability to teach content and support literacy development, she writes,
The theory behind the study was that helping students develop schemas for a series of specific topics would enable them to create more general schemas, which would support their comprehension of concepts they hadn’t learned about.