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Family Activities to Encourage Good Reading Habits

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 05.02.2015 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

In addition to simply reading aloud together, there are a myriad of activities that you can do with your child to help encourage good reading habits and develop a lifelong love of reading.

The Learning Myth: Why I'll Never Tell My Son He's Smart

Salman Khan | Posted 10.19.2014 | Education
Salman Khan

He then said, "Dad, aren't you glad how I struggled with that word? I think I could feel my brain growing." I smiled: my son was now verbalizing the tell­-tale signs of a 'growth­ mindset.'

It All Comes Back to the Reading Gap

Patrick Corvington | Posted 07.01.2014 | Education
Patrick Corvington

President Obama shared a statistic that took my breath away: 86 percent of African American boys can't read proficiently in fourth grade, compared to 58 percent of white peers.

The Bittersweet Milestone I Didn't See Coming

Devon Corneal | Posted 05.20.2014 | Parents
Devon Corneal

Reading is one of those things that make sense to me as a mother, something that came easily and defines the contours of my days.

How Comics Helped My Kid Love Reading

Common Sense Media | Posted 05.08.2013 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Without graphic novels, I'm sure my son would still be reading, but I'm not sure he'd be enjoying the process quite as much.

The 1 Place We Should All Be Volunteering

Michael Lombardo | Posted 05.29.2012 | Impact
Michael Lombardo

At an age when they should be reading to learn, most economically-disadvantaged fourth graders are still learning to read.

96-Year-Old Man Learns To Read, Writes A Book

Posted 11.22.2011 | Impact

Jim Henry first learned to write his name at 96. At 98, he wrote a book, WNC reports. The lifelong lobsterman was illiterate throughout his life. ...

Lisa Loeb's Silly Sing-Along -- A Zany Children's Book and CD

Ruth Gerson | Posted 12.05.2011 | Arts
Ruth Gerson

My kids and I have been listening to Lisa Loeb's new children's album and book, Lisa Loeb's Silly Sing-Along: The Disappointing Pancake and Other Zany Songs, in the car for the last week and we have it fully memorized.

Man Who Became Literate At 35 Shares His Story To Inspire Kids

Posted 06.15.2011 | Education

When John Zickefoose was in school, he had a secret: he didn't know how to read. Years later, when his young son busted him for not knowing words in t...

The Launch of a Campaign to Promote Grade-Level Reading

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Ellen Galinsky

The Annie E. Casey foundation just launched a campaign to increase by at least 50 percent the number of low-income children reading by the end of third grade in at least a dozen states.

'Deep Reading':

San Jose Mercury News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"Deep reading," or slow reading, is a sophisticated process in which people can critically think, reflect and understand the words they are looking at...

Will Giving Kids Books Make Them Not Want To Read?

Telegraph | Michael Morpurgo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

When I was seven years old, my stepfather handed me a novel to read. It was a yellowing copy of Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens -- a story which he ha...