This is another excellent post from Jennie, and this one is about the importance of reading for children, specifically learning the love of reading!
Children who were in my class many years ago are now making decisions on college acceptances. They stay in touch, and I feel the worry and joy right along with them. And guess what happens? They are accepted into the school(s) of their choice. And, I know why. I do.
It’s not me. Really. It comes down to reading. Hang onto your hat for these statistics, and one of the best stories about a kid from Russell, Kentucky.
Jim Trelease was spot on when he said “Reading is the heart of education. The knowledge of almost every subject in school flows from reading. One must be able to read the word problem in math to understand it. If you cannot read the science or social studies chapter, how do you answer the questions at the end of the chapter?”
Parents tell me all the time about their child’s struggles in…
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