People acquiring a second language have the best chance for success through reading.
Free voluntary reading results in better reading comprehension, writing style, vocabulary, spelling, and grammatical development
Hearing stories has a direct impact on literacy development.
Teaching vocabulary lists is inefficient - the time is better spent reading alone.
If children read 1 million words in a year, atl least 1,000 words will be added to their vocabulary.
Those who read in a second language write and spell better in that language.
Without a reading habit, children simply do not have a chance.
Children read more when they see other people reading.
Light reading is not to be avoided but should be used as a conduit to more serious reading.
Learning to read in one language helps us read a second language.
Access to a school library results in more reading.
More drills for poor readers do not work.
Children who are readers will develop acceptable levels of literacy.
Spelling is improved when reading is done.
Magazine reading appears to promote more reading.
The less literate are the first to fail and drop out of school.
Readers pass vocaulary tests. Nonreaders struggle.
Malcolm X educated himself in prison by reading.
Libraries are a consistent and major source of books for free reading.
Outstanding high school writers reported extensive summer reading
Access to public libraries also affects how much children read.
People who say they read more write better.
Young people's reading choices are influenced by their peers.
Larger school library collections and longer hours increase circulation.
However, a rich print environment helps only when more reading is done.
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