What do Musicians and Readers have in Common?
As your eyes navigate across this line of text, are you aware of the physical process taking place? Probably not. For proficient readers, the physical act of reading happens effortlessly and automatically. But for many of our struggling readers, the physical act of reading is inefficient and exhausting. These readers expend energy on the process of reading, rather than on comprehension. How can we expect our students to learn from reading--and enjoy what they are reading-- if the act of reading is physically difficult for them?