Deep Reading, Is it Endangered?
Maryanne welcomes us back as her Readers and gives insight into her thinking behind writing Letters 3 and 4, addressing the processes of deep reading, and what they mean for deep thinking.
Welcome to Letter 3 of Reader, Come Home
In this Letter, Dr. Wolf asks us to consider deep reading’s processes – including empathy and critical analysis – and what else we are risking, as a society, when we risk losing these processes.
For the virtual book study, read Letter 3 of Reader, Come Home, watch the roundtable discussion video, and answer the following discussion questions.
Maryanne refers to a loss of ‘cognitive patience.’ How has the quality of your attention changed as you have changed to “mediums that advantage immediacy?”In this chapter, we begin to understand our responsibility to critically reflect – and the role of that reflection on developing empathy. What is at risk if we have a diminished ability to think critically?
Ready to explore deeper? Enjoy our full Letter 3 lecture.
Reader, Come Home Virtual Book Study Letters:
- Letter 1: Reading, the Canary in the Mind
- Letter 2: Under the Big Top: An Unusual View of the Reading Brain
- Letter 3: Deep Reading: Is It Endangered?
- Letter 4: “What Will Become of the Readers We Have Been?”
- Letter 5: The Raising of Children in a Digital Age
- Letter 6: From Laps to Laptops in the First Five Years- Don’t Move Too Fast
- Letter 7: The Science and Poetry in Learning (and Teaching) to Read
- Letters 8 & 9: Building a Biliterate Brain & Reader, Come Home
- Concluding Livestream by Dr. Wolf on March 12 at 7pm ET