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Nurturing Literacy, Not Test-Taking

By Dawn Kirby Literacy as Nurture: Learning, Improving, and Having Fun Try a mini-experiment. Think about activities in which you engage for fun, for pure joy and pleasure. ┬áMentally list a few. Now, consider these questions: Does anyone officially grade you on that activity? Are you required to write a paper about why you like…