This is what I have been saying for years. If reading is meaningful to kids they will read. They will need the information to help with their project or activity. I have heard so many parents tell me that their kids learned to read from playing games. Many computer games provide clues or tips to help advance through the games. Following directions when building a complicated toy is another way to increase and improve reading skills. Let’s keep it real.
Should we invest our limited education resources in teaching critical reading skills or in what’s known as STEM — science, technology, engineering and math? Here’s how to do both.