Raising Kids Who Read: What Parents and Teachers Can Do
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Did you know that we are in perfect times for young children to learn to read? It’s the digital age!
Everyone agrees that reading is important, but kids today tend to lose interest in reading before adolescence. Raising Kids Who Read: What Parents and Teachers Can Do provides practical solutions for both parents and teachers looking for ways to stimulate a love of reading that lasts well into adulthood.
Written by bestselling author and psychology professor Daniel T. Willingham, this book combines evidence-based analysis with engaging, insightful recommendations for the future to get kids reading. Age-specific tips for developing the three key elements for reading enthusiasm—decoding, comprehension and motivation—are explained in depth along with information on helping kids with dyslexia.
Debunking the myths about reading education, Raising Kids Who Read will empower readers to share the joy of reading with kids from preschool through high school.
About the Author:
DANIEL T. WILLINGHAM, PHD, is professor of psychology at the University of Virginia. His best-selling first book, Why Don’t Students Like School? (Jossey-Bass, 2009), was hailed as “brilliant analysis” by the Wall Street Journal and “a triumph” by the Washington Post, recommended by scores of education-related magazines and blogs, and translated into many languages. His most recent book, When Can You Trust the Experts? How to Tell Good Science from Bad in Education (Jossey-Bass, 2012), was named recommended reading by Nature and Scientific American, and made Choice’s list of outstanding academic titles for 2013.
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