What is Reading?

The first step in ‘reframing’ how our society thinks about reading is to update our understanding of what reading is. 

See also: Learning Stewards on What Is Reading 

“It’s not by chance that the word spell has this double meaning – to cast a spell, or to arrange the letters in the correct order to spell out a word … it was experienced by oral peoples, who had not met the written word before, as magic, as a very powerful form of magic.”  Dr. David AbramAuthor: The Spell of the Sensuous

“When we read we take in a code and get a set of instructions and we perform cognitive processes.” – Dr. Johanna Drucker, Author the Alphabetic Labyrinth