Here are a few ways reading contributes to success in school and in life.
The more kids read:
The more words they recognize “at sight.” This raises both reading rate and comprehension.
The larger their vocabulary becomes. Vocabulary knowledge boosts comprehension. It’s key to doing well on achievement tests and college entrance exams.
The greater their knowledge of academic language. This “book knowledge” differs from language used in everyday conversation. It’s essential for learning from textbooks. It improves school writing.
The more they learn about their world. Through book “experiences,” children’s minds travel to other realms of knowledge. Their imaginations soar. What they read makes more sense. This raises academic ability.
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