Every Person a Reader An Alternative to the California Task Force Report on Reading
by Stephen D. Krashen
In the 1990's, California adopted a heavy skills-based approach to literacy development, which was distributed in a monograph called "Every Child a Reader." In this publication, Stephen Krashen presents California with another option in the form of nine recommendations for improving literacy and reading. Topics include school libraries, free voluntary reading, literature programs, the importance of "late" intervention, the limited role of "skills," how accuracy in writing develops, the necessity of reducing testing and the importance of a print environment for both first and second languages.