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Join KOSU This Sunday For A Program On Reading Comprehension

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This Sunday at 2 p.m., join KOSU for a special presentation of "What the Words Say: Why So Many Kids Don't Understand What They Read" from APM Reports.

Everyone agrees the goal of reading instruction is for children to understand what they read. The question is: how does a little kid get there?

APM Reports continues its series of groundbreaking, award-winning documentaries about reading with a new program about comprehension.

Senior correspondent Emily Hanford explores what reading scientists have figured out about how reading comprehension works and why poverty and race can affect a child's reading development. We meet parents who are desperately searching for schools where their children will be taught how to read, and teachers who are learning things they were never taught about how reading comprehension develops.

Hear a preview below:

"Some of the most important reporting on education in a generation." - John White, former Superintendent of Education in Louisiana
"Must listen."- Former Secretary of Education John King

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