Letter of the Day (May 23): Helping kids learn

  • Updated: May 22, 2013 - 8:57 PM

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The photo accompanying today’s article on parent involvement to boost reading success illustrates more than the article tells (“School engages parents to boost reading success,” May 22). The sixth-grader in the photo may be reading at home, but her attention is split between her book and the TV program in the background. Whether the sound is muted or not, she still has the attention-grabbing images on the screen to distract her from her comprehension task. Parent involvement should include providing a distraction-free environment. At the very least, parents can turn off the TV.

Elaine Frankowski, Minneapolis

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