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Chapter 2: The Benefits of the CCSS for the Teaching of Reading in the Content Areas
A capacity, and taste, for reading, gives access to whatever has already been discovered by others. It is the key, or one of the keys, to the already solved problems. And not only so. It gives a relish, and facility, for successfully pursuing the [yet] unsolved ones.
When Abraham Lincoln made the statement above in his Address to the Wisconsin State Agricultural Society on September 30, 1859, he went on to say that knowledge of science is valuable: botany helps in dealing with growing crops; chemistry is important for analyzing soils and for selecting and applying manures; and ...