There is one way to improve at anything....do more of it. Whether it is learning to play tennis, program a computer, or make homemade ice-cream, the more you do it, the easier it becomes and the better you get! The same principle applies to reading. Readers who engage with text for only 10 minutes a day encounter 90% more words a day than nonreaders. In fact, children who are considered to be "engaged readers" read 500 times more than those children who are not "hooked" on reading.
There is a plethora of research to suggest that reading proficiency rises exponentially when children have access to texts of all kinds, choice of texts to read, and permission to read those texts often and for extended periods of time.
Avoid the "summer slide" by...reading!
Avoid the "summer slide" by... visiting the public library!
In addition to affording all children access to plentiful, enticing reading materials, public libraries also offer summer reading programs to provide authentic reasons for children to gather with fellow readers and enjoy quality literature.
Public libraries are the perfect way to foster communities of readers!
Day One: Milanof-Schock Library, Mt. Joy, PA.
Voted #1 best small town library in America.
Children were able to try their hand at drawing pictures like Ms. Christian!