End Reading Plus.

We, the students, deserve quality education. We want to learn in a way that we can enjoy what we are learning. We seek knowledge. But what we don't want is reading plus.


Reading Plus was created by a group of people who thought that they were helping students. But honestly, RP is just a waste of time, a bother. It takes up hours of our evenings when we could be studying more important and beneficial subjects.

We believe that grabbing an actual book and understanding it, learning it, studying it, is more beneficial than a session of RP.

Reading Plus also isn't fair to students because it doesn't give everyone a fair chance. You can't grade all the students on the same scale because they are all different, they all learn differently.

I for one do not score as the other students in my grade level. I am not a fast reader and I don't grasp the material in one read. The program only allows a certain amount of rereads which aren't enough.

Also, the topics are not things that students can relate too. Because of it, students aren't interested in what they are reading and they may tune out.

Give the students what they want and take away Reading Plus. Not everyone can score an 80% every time.

Discussion

  • Ruben Martinez I think it should be removed out of high school curriculum due to its uselessness in the high school environment. High schoolers should be focused on reading actual literature rather than using a reading program that barely helps with reading comprehension and speed.

  • Jocelyne Perez Instead of encouraging students to read and enjoy what they are reading, this is turning kids away from books and causing them to dislike english classes.

  • Courtney Jordan As a human factors usability engineer, I have tested reading plus, finding that it causes headaches in both my daughter and I. It also does not align with how people read. If you don't understand something, you skim back through it. RP does not allow this. If kids read the non-blurred pages too quickly, they are chastised. It also really reduces children's enjoyment of reading; both my daughter and I are avid readers, and this had resulted in her not reading for pleasure much :(. I think it is a very bad design, and with an ms in human factors in info design and many years developing applications, I am well qualified to make that declaration.

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    Courtney Jordan

    2 days ago Comments: As a human factors usability engineer, I have tested reading plus, finding that it causes headaches in both my daughter and I. It also does not align with how people read. If you don't understand something, you skim back through it. RP does not allow this. If kids read the non-blurred pages too quickly, they are chastised. It also really reduces children's enjoyment of reading; both my daughter and I are avid readers, and this had resulted in her not reading for pleasure much :(. I think it is a very bad design, and with an ms in human factors in info design and many years developing applications, I am well qualified to make that declaration.
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    Julian Coleman

    3 weeks ago Comments: END READING PLUS NOW! It doesn't help at all!
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    M

    3 weeks ago Comments: I hate reading plus so do all my friends my teachers have never sat through a session of reading plus I'm in eighth grade and sometimes its so boring that it causes physical pain. I rather just choose my own books and every month do a book report on it. I'm in eighth grade and my mom is a 5th grade reading teacher, she always tells me why don't you finish reading plus. I always tell her I cant stand it. After this month she's taking her students off it because she sat through a session with me.
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