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.
Those who read in a second language write and spell better in that language.
If children read 1 million words in a year, atl least 1,000 words will be added to their vocabulary.
Without a reading habit, children simply do not have a chance.
Children read more when they see other people reading.
Learning to read in one language helps us read a second language.
Light reading is not to be avoided but should be used as a conduit to more serious reading.
More drills for poor readers do not work.
The less literate are the first to fail and drop out of school.
Spelling is improved when reading is done.
Magazine reading appears to promote more reading.
Children who are readers will develop acceptable levels of literacy.
Access to a school library results in more reading.
People who say they read more write better.
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
Young people's reading choices are influenced by their peers.
Access to public libraries also affects how much children read.
However, a rich print environment helps only when more reading is done.
Larger school library collections and longer hours increase circulation.
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