A more comprehensive approach to literacy teaching should be included as part of the revised Elementary and Secondary Education Act, according to the Alliance for Excellent Education. The alliance, which advocates for improved high-school education, argues that educators are not supported or prepared in offering literacy instruction to students beyond third grade -- after which it is assumed they will "read to learn" rather than "learn to read." The group says more focus is needed on teaching reading in both middle and high schools. Education Week/Curriculum Matters blog
The full report can be accessed by clicking on the link: policy brief
It is well worth the read. Please note the reciprocity between reading and writing.