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The Benefits of CCSS for the Teaching of Reading
The benefits of CCSS for the teaching of reading

We read deeply for varied reasons, most of them familiar: that we cannot know enough people profoundly enough that we need to know ourselves better; that we require knowledge, not just of self and others, but of the way things are. Yet the strongest, most authentic motive for deep reading of the now much abused traditional canon is the search for a difficult pleasure.

—Harold Bloom (How to Read and Why)

We chose to begin with Bloom's quote because it focuses on the pleasure that comes from mastering the task of reading. For many of our students, reading complex texts is difficult, but we hope that the rewards of unlocking ...

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