Interesting thoughts on reading…

Did you know…

  • The amount of time students spend in independent reading was the best predictor of reading achievement and also the best predictor of the amount of gain in reading achievement made by students between second and fifth grade. Anderson, Wilson, and Fielding

 

  • Engagement in reading may substantially compensate for low family income and educational background.  Guthrie & Wigfield

 

  • Six research based factors related to increased motivation to read: a teacher who is a reading model; a book-rich classroom environment opportunities for choice; familiarity with books; social interaction about books; and literacy-related incentives that reflect the value of reading.  Gambell