Building a Reading Habit“Making Reading a Lifelong Habit”
Reading is Fundamental (RIF) released the results of an extensive research meta-analysis Access to books/print materials: – Improves reading performance. – Is instrumental in helping learn the basics of reading. – Students read more and for longer lengths of time. – Improves attitudes toward reading and learning.
What research tells us: -kids who read more words per year score higher on tests -Oxford University report- 16 yr olds and future careers -Over 50% of NASA employees are dyslexic.-Out-of-school reading habits of students has shown that even15 minutes a day of independent reading can expose students to more than a million words of text in a year.
Websites with Book Lists• Young Adult Library Services Association (books for teens) – http://www.ala.org/yalsa/booklists/bbya• Simon and Schuster/NC list – http://teach.simonandschuster.net/state- awards/North-Carolina• International Reading Association – http://www.reading.org/Resources/Booklists.as px