The Importance of Daily Reading

Posted by Gary Court on 6/11/2019 8:00:00 AM

"Independent reading is the critical time when students both consolidate and take ownership of reading skills and strategies.  Richard Allington, noted literacy researcher and a past president of the International Reading Association often pointed out that without extensive independent reading practice, reading proficiency lags.  The benefits of independent reading are inarguable; the best readers are those who read the most and the poorest readers are those who read the least.  The more students read, the better their background knowledge, comprehension, fluency, vocabulary, self-efficacy as readers, and attitudes toward reading for pleasure."
Gary Court