On Reading: Text + Meaning

When I’m teaching, I remind students, remind myself, words are just words, jagged lines, dark etchings, curls and turns, if we don’t have context or meaning. Most texts whether it is visual, word-based, or sound, is communicating something: a message, a narrative. As our ears take in sound, or our eyes move across images, written text, a symbol, or even moving text on our devices, we should slow down ask ourselves, are we reading for meaning, or just rolling our eyes over text?

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