Choices In Reading Improves Skills

Researchers have now demonstrated what a lot of parents have known to be the case – if kids have a choice in what they read over the summer, and have access to books, they will become better readers.

In a recent study in Florida, kids were given a choice of books to bring home over the summer, getting 12 books out of 600 choices. Those kids scored higher on tests than a similar group, who only received puzzle and work books.

The test gains were equal to the impact of three years of summer school, making this a simple way to build reading skills with less cost than formal instruction.

For more information about the study, click here.

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