Thanks to Teacher of YA for reblogging this:
The Benefits of Reading
It’s commonly known among teachers that students who read more or who are read to at home are more successful at school and write more successfully than their non-reading peers. This probably should not surprise us as, of course, not being able to read at grade level would make studying any subject more difficult. Furthermore, reading extensively can help students gain a larger vocabulary and become more comfortable with more complex syntaxes. It can also provide students with models for their own writing and provide them with evidence to support their own arguments when they write. And, of course, we are now exploring the possibility that reading literary fiction can make a person more empathetic, and help socialize children.
The Depressing Statistics
However, despite the widely-known benefits of reading, all of us know plenty of individuals who do not read and do not like to…
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