The charge from Johnson and Keier makes me think of the classroom books that I make with my kids. When it comes to these books, reading seems so much easier. So what is it about classroom books that makes reading easy? Here's my short list.
authored by the readers
typically simple text
good picture support
available to read over and over
Are these possibly some of the qualities of reading that make it easy, whether classroom books are involved or not? It's a question and topic that deserves more of my attention and reflection. I'd appreciate yours as well. There must be ways to make reading easy for those who find it hard. Those little struggling readers deserve the effort it might take for us to make getting into the literacy club easy too.